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

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

Matagorda is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Matagorda changes extremely year round. The temperature ranges from 13.9°C (56.9°F) in February up to 29.2°C (84.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (73°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Matagorda 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 Matagorda?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Matagorda is approximately:
24°C (76°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Matagorda. The next good one is Quintanas, which is only 47km (29.2miles) away from Matagorda. Click here for more information on Quintanas and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Matagorda is Surfside beach-Octagone, which is ca 47.7km (29.6miles) away.

Are there nice beaches close to Matagorda?

No, there are not too many beaches near to Matagorda. One beach, which is not too far away, is Fisher Beach, which is 27.8km (17.3miles) away from Matagorda. Another beautiful beach near Matagorda is Magnolia Beach, 34.4km (21.4miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Matagorda?

The water temperature at Matagorda is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (85°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is usually not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures drop down to roughly 14°C (57°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly 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 close to Matagorda?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when water temperatures reach 24 to 29°C (76-85°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Matagorda: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Matagorda...

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