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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Durham, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Durham...

Durham is a coastal city in the United States. It is a quite little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 2933 people. The water temperature around Durham changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 9.7°C (49.4°F) in March up to 14.7°C (58.4°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Durham is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Durham?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Durham is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Durham. The next good one is Georgica pond, which is 44.7km (28.3miles) away from Durham. Click here for directions and for more information on Georgica pond and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Durham are Ponquogue- the bowl, which is ca 45.6km (28.3miles) away, and Road K, located ca 45.7km (28.4miles) from Durham.

Are there beautiful beaches in close proximity to Durham?

Yes, there are other nice beaches in close proximity to Durham. The closest one is Middletown, which is 5.8km (3.6miles) away from Durham. Another good beach near Durham is Lake Quonnipaug, which is 6.5km (4miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Durham?

The water temperature around Durham is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (58°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Durham. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures reach lows of nearly 10°C (49°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Durham?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 10 to 15°C (49-58°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during fall when sea temperatures range from 10 to 15°C (49-58°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Durham: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Durham...

Do you know what the the city Algorfa in Spain, the city Uithoorn in Netherlands, and Ignacio Canyon have in common with Durham? Click on the links to find out...