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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Explorer Seamount

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Explorer Seamount...

Explorer Seamount is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Explorer Seamount varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 7°C (44.5°F) in January up to 16.4°C (61.4°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Explorer Seamount 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 Explorer Seamount?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters around Explorer Seamount is ca:
7°C (45°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to Explorer Seamount. The closest decent spot is Raft Cove, which is almost 153.1km (95.1miles) away from Explorer Seamount. Click here for directions and for more information on Raft Cove and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try Tofino, which is roughly 221.3km (137.5miles) away from Explorer Seamount. Another good surfspot is Tofino, located roughly 221.3km (137.5miles) from Explorer Seamount.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

Not many beaches are close to Explorer Seamount. A beach, which is not too far away, is Long Beach, which is more than 228.5km (141.9miles) away from Explorer Seamount. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try Qualicum Beach, which is roughly 286.8km (178.1miles) away from Explorer Seamount.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Explorer Seamount?

The sea temperature at Explorer Seamount is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, sea temperatures drop down to approximately 7°C (45°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Explorer Seamount?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when temperatures go up to 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Explorer Seamount: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Explorer Seamount...

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