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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Half Moon, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Half Moon...

Half Moon is a coastal city in the United States. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 8352 people. The water temperature around Half Moon changes extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 12.1°C (53.8°F) in February up to 26.7°C (80.1°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Half Moon 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 Half Moon?

The current water temperature in the month of March near Half Moon is ca:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Half Moon?

There are not many surf spots close to Half Moon. The closest decent spot is Emerald Isle, which is about 26.7km (25.9miles) away from Half Moon. Click here to check out more information on Emerald Isle and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Half Moon are Atlantic Beach, which is roughly 41.7km (25.9miles) away, and Wrightsville beach, located 46.3km (28.8miles) from Half Moon.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

There are not too many beaches close to Half Moon. One beach, which is not too far away, is North Topsail Beach, which is 23.3km (14.4miles) away from Half Moon. Another nice beach near Half Moon is Surf City, roughly 28km (17.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Half Moon?

The sea temperature around Half Moon is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (80°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a rashguard or light top might be required for sensitive people, but most people will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures come down to nearly 12°C (54°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Half Moon?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter 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 can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when sea temperatures range from 22 to 27°C (71-80°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Half Moon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Half Moon...

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