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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Hoogstraten, Belgium

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

Hoogstraten is a coastal city in Belgium. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 18524 people. The water temperature around Hoogstraten varies significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 4.8°C (40.7°F) in February up to 19.4°C (67°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Hoogstraten 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 Hoogstraten?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters close to Hoogstraten is approximately:
6°C (42°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Hoogstraten. The closest decent spot is Hoek van Holland, which is about 49.3km (30.8miles) away from Hoogstraten. Click here to check out more information on Hoek van Holland and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Hoogstraten are Maasvlakte, which is 49.6km (30.8miles) away, and Ter Heijde, located 50.4km (31.3miles) from Hoogstraten.

Are there beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches close to Hoogstraten. A good beach nearby is Bredene, which is 78.2km (48.6miles) away from Hoogstraten. Another good beach near Hoogstraten is Ostend, which is 80.3km (49.9miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Hoogstraten?

The water temperature around Hoogstraten is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (67°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures come down to roughly 5°C (41°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Hoogstraten?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during summer when water temperatures go up to 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Hoogstraten: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Hoogstraten...

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