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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Gulf of Alaska

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Gulf of Alaska...

Gulf of Alaska is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Gulf of Alaska varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 3.9°C (39°F) in February up to 13.4°C (56°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (47°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Gulf of Alaska 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 Gulf of Alaska?

The current water temperature in the month of October in the waters near Gulf of Alaska is about:
10°C (49°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to Gulf of Alaska. A spot that might be worth checking out is Mill Bay, which is almost 282.6km (175.5miles) away from Gulf of Alaska. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Mill Bay and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Three Mile, which is 295.9km (183.8miles) away from Gulf of Alaska. Another fun surfspot is Three Mile, located 295.9km (183.8miles) from Gulf of Alaska.

Are there beaches close by?

Not many beaches are near to Gulf of Alaska. A beach, which is not too far away, is Pacific Ocean, which is more than 142.2km (88.3miles) away from Gulf of Alaska. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Hidden Bay, which is 159.2km (98.9miles) away from Gulf of Alaska.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Gulf of Alaska?

The sea temperature at Gulf of Alaska is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (56°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Gulf of Alaska. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to nearly 4°C (39°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly 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 Gulf of Alaska?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (39-48°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures reach 8 to 13°C (47-56°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Gulf of Alaska: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Gulf of Alaska...

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