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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Helgoland, Germany

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Helgoland...

Helgoland is a surf spot in Germany. The water temperature around Helgoland varies dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 3.8°C (38.9°F) in March up to 17.4°C (63.3°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Helgoland 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 at Helgoland?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Helgoland is about:
16°C (61°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Helgoland. A spot that might be worth checking out is St Peter Ording, which is only 29.2km (18.1miles) away from Helgoland. Click here for more information on St Peter Ording and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Helgoland is Norderney, which is ca 45.1km (28miles) away.

Are there beaches near by?

There are not many beaches in close proximity to Helgoland. A good beach nearby is Helgoland, which is 1.2km (0.8miles) away from Helgoland. Another gorgeous beach near Helgoland is Wangerooge-Nordseeheilbad, which is approximately 27.4km (17miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Helgoland?

The sea temperature at Helgoland is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°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 might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Helgoland. However, during February, March, and April, temperatures cool down to roughly 4°C (39°F). During this time, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Helgoland?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (39-48°F) during February, March, and April. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Helgoland: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Helgoland...

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