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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Fire Island Point of Woods, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Fire Island Point of Woods...

Fire Island Point of Woods is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Fire Island Point of Woods has a large variability year round. The temperature ranges from 3.2°C (37.8°F) in February up to 21.6°C (70.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Fire Island Point of Woods 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 Fire Island Point of Woods?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Fire Island Point of Woods is approximately:
20°C (67°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Fire Island Point of Woods. The nearest one is Robert Moses, which is only 7.4km (4.6miles) away from Fire Island Point of Woods. Click here to check out more information on Robert Moses and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Fire Island Point of Woods is Democrat Point Robert Moses, which is ca 9.6km (5.9miles) away.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few beaches close to Fire Island Point of Woods. The nearest one is Fire Island, which is just 0.9km (0.6miles) away from Fire Island Point of Woods. Another beautiful beach near Fire Island Point of Woods is Cordwood, which is ca 17km (10.5miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Fire Island Point of Woods?

The water temperature at Fire Island Point of Woods is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°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 people 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, temperatures drop down to approximately 3°C (38°F). During this time, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Fire Island Point of Woods?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (38-47°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Fire Island Point of Woods: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Fire Island Point of Woods...

Do you know what the the city Puqian in China, the city Louviers in France, and the city Smithton in Australia have in common with Fire Island Point of Woods? Click on the links to find out...