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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Lake Waccamaw, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Lake Waccamaw...

Lake Waccamaw is a coastal city in the United States. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 1480 people. The water temperature around Lake Waccamaw has significant variability year round. The temperature ranges from 12.1°C (53.7°F) in March up to 27.1°C (80.8°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 21°C (70°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Lake Waccamaw 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 Lake Waccamaw?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters close to Lake Waccamaw is approximately:
27°C (81°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Lake Waccamaw. A good spot nearby is Ocean Isle, which is about 30km (18.7miles) away from Lake Waccamaw. Click here to check out more information on Ocean Isle and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Lake Waccamaw are Holden Beach, which is ca 30.2km (18.7miles) away, and Sunset Beach, located roughly 31.2km (19.4miles) from Lake Waccamaw.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches close to Lake Waccamaw. A good beach nearby is Ocean Isle Beach, which is 29.6km (18.4miles) away from Lake Waccamaw. Another fun beach near Lake Waccamaw is Holden Beach, which is approximately 30.2km (18.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Lake Waccamaw?

The water temperature around Lake Waccamaw is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (81°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or light top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Lake Waccamaw. However, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures drop down to roughly 12°C (54°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Lake Waccamaw?

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 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during February, March, and April. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures go up to 22 to 27°C (72-81°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Lake Waccamaw: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Lake Waccamaw...

Do you know what the the city Gilroy in the United States, the city Naranjo in the Costa Rica, and the city Saint-Paul-en-Pareds in the France have in common with Lake Waccamaw? Click on the links to find out...