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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Helen Shoal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Helen Shoal...

Helen Shoal is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Helen Shoal varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 23.5°C (74.3°F) in February up to 28.8°C (83.8°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (80°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Helen Shoal 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 Helen Shoal?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Helen Shoal is approximately:
28°C (82°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are located in close proximity to Helen Shoal. A spot, which is not too far away, is Pagudpud, which is more than 443.8km (275.6miles) away from Helen Shoal. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Pagudpud and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Houbihu, which is roughly 478km (296.9miles) away from Helen Shoal. Another good surfspot is Houbihu, located approximately 478km (296.9miles) from Helen Shoal.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are in close proximity to Helen Shoal. The next good one is Rocky Bay Beach, which is 221.3km (137.4miles) away from Helen Shoal. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Yalong Bay, which is approximately 288km (178.9miles) away from Helen Shoal.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Helen Shoal?

The water temperature at Helen Shoal is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (84°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Helen Shoal. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to approximately 23°C (74°F). During this season, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or light wetsuit top . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Helen Shoal?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 23 to 28°C (74-83°F) during January, February, and March. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during fall when temperatures go up to 24 to 29°C (75-84°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Helen Shoal: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Helen Shoal...

Do you know what the the city Astypalaia in Greece, the city San Giovanni dAsso in Italy, and the city Thi Tran Me in Vietnam have in common with Helen Shoal? Click on the links to find out...