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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Gavle, Sweden

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

Gavle is a coastal city in Sweden. It is a fairly mid-size city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 68635 people. The water temperature around Gavle changes significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 0.3°C (32.5°F) in March up to 16.6°C (61.9°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 7°C (44°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Gavle 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 Gavle?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters near Gavle is about:
17°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to Gavle. The closest decent spot is Smitingen, which is more than 136km (84.5miles) away from Gavle. Click here for more information on Smitingen and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing Salusand, which is roughly 203.3km (126.2miles) away from Gavle. Another good surfspot is Salusand, located 203.3km (126.2miles) from Gavle.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

Not many beaches are located in proximity to Gavle. A good beach nearby is Ruissalo, which is more than 172.1km (106.9miles) away from Gavle. If you have some extra time, you can also try Kangasjärvi, which is 187.6km (116.5miles) away from Gavle.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Gavle?

The sea temperature around Gavle is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures cool down to approximately 0°C (33°F). During these months, a 5-6mm 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 high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Gavle?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 0 to 5°C (33-42°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during fall when temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Gavle: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Gavle...

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