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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Emerald Isle, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Emerald Isle...

Emerald Isle is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Emerald Isle changes significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 11.6°C (52.9°F) in January up to 27.5°C (81.5°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Emerald Isle 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 Emerald Isle?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Emerald Isle is about:
12°C (54°F)

Are there any other surf spots near Emerald Isle?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Emerald Isle. The closest one is Atlantic Beach, which is just 16.9km (10.5miles) away from Emerald Isle. Click here for directions and for more information on Atlantic Beach and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Emerald Isle is Shackleford Banks, which is roughly 25km (15.5miles) away.

Are there beaches near Emerald Isle?

Yes, there are some nice beaches close to Emerald Isle. The closest one is Emerald Isle, which is 4.9km (3miles) away from Emerald Isle. Another beach near Emerald Isle is Indian Beach, which is 8.1km (5miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Emerald Isle?

The water temperature at Emerald Isle is very warm, reaching up to 28°C (82°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a rashguard or thin wetsuit top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, water temperatures come down to approximately 12°C (53°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Emerald Isle?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during June, July, and August when sea temperatures range from 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Emerald Isle: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Emerald Isle...

Do you know what the the city Diemen in the Netherlands, the city Pira in the Peru, and the city Bedalewun in the Indonesia have in common with Emerald Isle? Click on the links to find out...