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

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

Gulf of California is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Gulf of California changes extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 16.4°C (61.6°F) in February up to 32°C (89.7°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (75°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Gulf of California 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 California?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters around Gulf of California is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to Gulf of California. The next good one is Scorpion Bay, which is 124.7km (77.4miles) away from Gulf of California. Click here for more information on Scorpion Bay and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Playa Los Cerritos, which is roughly 238.4km (148.1miles) away from Gulf of California. Another fun surfspot is Playa Los Cerritos, located 238.4km (148.1miles) from Gulf of California.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

Not many beaches are close to Gulf of California. The next good beach is Cabo San Lucas, which is 271.6km (168.7miles) away from Gulf of California. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Mazatlán, 359.1km (223miles) away from Gulf of California.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Gulf of California?

The sea temperature at Gulf of California is extremely warm, reaching up to 32°C (90°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a wetsuit is typically not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures cool down to approximately 16°C (62°F). In this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Gulf of California?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (62-71°F) during January, February, and March. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during fall when sea temperatures reach 27 to 32°C (81-90°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

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

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Gulf of California...

Do you know what the the city Campobello di Mazara in Italy, the city Kollumerzwaag in Netherlands, and the city Augusto Correa in Brazil have in common with Gulf of California? Click on the links to find out...