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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Elst, Netherlands

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

Elst is a coastal city in the Netherlands. It is a fairly dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 20488 people. The water temperature around Elst changes significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 4.8°C (40.6°F) in February up to 18.9°C (66°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Elst 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 Elst?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters near Elst is about:
7°C (44°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Elst. The next good one is Langevelderslag, which is roughly 63.5km (39.6miles) away from Elst. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Langevelderslag and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Elst are Zandvoort, which is ca 63.8km (39.6miles) away, and Noordwijk, located ca 63.8km (39.6miles) from Elst.

Are there gorgeous beaches in proximity to Elst?

Not many beaches are located close to Elst. The closest decent one is Borkum-Nordseeheilbad, which is more than 120.1km (74.6miles) away from Elst. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Norddeich, which is roughly 128.9km (80miles) away from Elst.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Elst?

The sea temperature around Elst is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures reach lows of roughly 5°C (41°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Elst?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Elst: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Elst...

Do you know what the the city Samadet in France, the city Popondetta in Papua New Guinea, and the city Velefique in Spain have in common with Elst? Click on the links to find out...