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

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

Elwha is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Elwha varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 6.9°C (44.4°F) in February up to 11°C (51.8°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (48°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Elwha 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 at Elwha?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Elwha is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Elwha. The closest one is Crescent, which is just 6.6km (4.1miles) away from Elwha. Click here to check out more information on Crescent and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Elwha is Whiskey Creek, which is ca 9.9km (6.1miles) away.

Are there beaches close to Elwha?

There are not too many beaches near to Elwha. The closest decent beach is West Island, which is 45.6km (28.3miles) away from Elwha. Another fun beach near Elwha is Harbor Islands Reservation, 47.7km (29.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Elwha?

The average sea temperature at Elwha is extremely cold, around 9°C (48°F), with very little variations during the year. Hence, at least a 4/5mm or even 5/6 wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Elwha. That being said, it can get more chilly in the mornings and during windy days. It is highly recommended to wear boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are January, February, and March. Even during relatively "warm" days in the summer (July, August, and September) you should wear a thick wetsuit to not transform into an ice cube.

How is the diving and fishing close to Elwha?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions are very similar year round. The waters at Elwha are nearly almost cold, reaching temperatures between 6 and 11°C (43-52°F). The following fish can often times be found in waters with these temperatures: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Elwha: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Elwha...

Do you know what the the city Sangumata in Indonesia, the city Vilamarxant in Spain, and Applequist Seamount have in common with Elwha? Click on the links to find out...