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

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

Gap is a coastal city in the United States. It is a comparatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 1931 people. The water temperature around Gap varies significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 2°C (35.7°F) in January up to 27°C (80.6°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Gap 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 Gap?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters close to Gap is approximately:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Gap. A spot that might be worth checking out is Strathmere, 7th street, which is roughly 91.2km (56.7miles) away from Gap. Click here for more information on Strathmere, 7th street and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Gap are Chodes, which is approximately 91.2km (56.7miles) away, and Ocean City-14th 15th St, located ca 91.6km (56.9miles) from Gap.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to Gap. The next good one is York, which is 37.5km (23.3miles) away from Gap. Another gorgeous beach near Gap is Essex, which is roughly 52.8km (32.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Gap?

The water temperature around Gap is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (81°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a rashguard or 1mm wetsuit top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Gap. However, during December, January, and February, water temperatures drop down to roughly 2°C (36°F). During this time, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Gap?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (36-45°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during June, July, and August when temperatures go up to 22 to 27°C (72-81°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Gap: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Gap...

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