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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ijmuiden, Netherlands

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

Ijmuiden is a surf spot in the Netherlands. The water temperature around Ijmuiden changes significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 4.8°C (40.6°F) in February up to 19.2°C (66.5°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Ijmuiden 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 Ijmuiden?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Ijmuiden is approximately:
8°C (47°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Ijmuiden. The closest one is Wijk aan zee-Noordpier, which is just 1km (0.6miles) away from Ijmuiden. Click here for directions and for more information on Wijk aan zee-Noordpier and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Ijmuiden is Zandvoort, which is approximately 6km (3.7miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are located close to Ijmuiden. The next good one is Bredene, which is more than 108.7km (67.5miles) away from Ijmuiden. If you have some extra time, you can also try Ostend, roughly 110.9km (68.9miles) away from Ijmuiden.

What wetsuit do I need for Ijmuiden?

The water temperature at Ijmuiden is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures cool down to roughly 5°C (41°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Ijmuiden?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions change during summer when water temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Ijmuiden: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Ijmuiden...

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