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

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

Galveston is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Galveston changes significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 12.3°C (54.1°F) in January up to 29.5°C (85.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 22°C (71°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Galveston 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 Galveston?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Galveston is approximately:
19°C (66°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Galveston. The nearest one is Galveston-Flagship, which is 2.6km (1.6miles) away from Galveston. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Galveston-Flagship and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Galveston is Galveston-Stewart Beach, which is approximately 4.4km (2.7miles) away.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few other beaches in proximity to Galveston. The closest one is Galveston, which is just 3km (1.9miles) away from Galveston. Another gorgeous beach near Galveston is East Beach, which is roughly 7.3km (4.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Galveston?

The water temperature at Galveston is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (85°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Galveston. Nevertheless, during winter, water temperatures come down to nearly 12°C (54°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Galveston?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 24 to 29°C (76-85°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Galveston: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Galveston...

Do you know what the the city Byron in the United States, the geo Nuqui Knoll , and the island Wakde in the Indonesia have in common with Galveston? Click on the links to find out...