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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Hockessin, United States

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

Hockessin is a coastal city in the United States. It is a fairly dense city close to the ocean with a population of 13527 people. The water temperature around Hockessin has extreme variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 3.2°C (37.7°F) in January up to 25°C (77°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 14°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Hockessin 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 Hockessin?

The current water temperature in the month of November in the waters near Hockessin is about:
9°C (48°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Hockessin. The closest decent spot is Strathmere, 7th street, which is about 69km (42.9miles) away from Hockessin. Click here to check out more information on Strathmere, 7th street and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Hockessin are Chodes, which is ca 69.1km (42.9miles) away, and Ocean City-14th 15th St, located approximately 69.6km (43.2miles) from Hockessin.

Are there gorgeous beaches located close to Hockessin?

There are not many beaches close to Hockessin. One beach, which is not too far away, is Bowers Beach, which is 52.7km (32.7miles) away from Hockessin. Another good beach near Hockessin is Essex, approximately 53.1km (33miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Hockessin?

The sea temperature around Hockessin is warm, reaching up to 25°C (77°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine without a rashguard or light wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during December, January, and February, sea temperatures reach lows of roughly 3°C (38°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Hockessin?

Due to comparatively large water 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 3 to 8°C (38-47°F) during December, January, and February. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when sea temperatures reach 20 to 25°C (68-77°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Hockessin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Hockessin...

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