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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Heck Seachannel

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Heck Seachannel...

Heck Seachannel is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Heck Seachannel changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 8.3°C (46.9°F) in January up to 16.1°C (60.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Heck Seachannel 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 Heck Seachannel?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters close to Heck Seachannel is approximately:
8°C (47°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Heck Seachannel. A spot that might be worth checking out is Nootka Island, which is just 95.9km (61.9miles) away from Heck Seachannel. Click here for more information on Nootka Island and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Heck Seachannel are Raft Cove, which is ca 99.7km (61.9miles) away, and Tofino, located approximately 134km (83.2miles) from Heck Seachannel.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are in proximity to Heck Seachannel. A beach, which is not too far away, is Long Beach, which is more than 141.3km (87.7miles) away from Heck Seachannel. If you don't mind the drive, you can also visit Qualicum Beach, ca 199.4km (123.9miles) away from Heck Seachannel.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Heck Seachannel?

The water temperature at Heck Seachannel is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Heck Seachannel. Nevertheless, during winter, temperatures drop down to nearly 8°C (47°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Heck Seachannel?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during summer when water temperatures range from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Heck Seachannel: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Heck Seachannel...

Do you know what the the city Menzel Bourguiba in Tunisia, the city Ia Pa in Vietnam, and the city Wemyss Bay in United Kingdom have in common with Heck Seachannel? Click on the links to find out...