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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Matanzas Inlet, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Matanzas Inlet...

Matanzas Inlet is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Matanzas Inlet varies dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 16.9°C (62.4°F) in January up to 28.8°C (83.8°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (73°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Matanzas Inlet 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 Matanzas Inlet?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Matanzas Inlet is about:
28°C (82°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Matanzas Inlet. The closest one is Peanuts, which is 0.2km (0.1miles) away from Matanzas Inlet. Click here to check out more information on Peanuts and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Matanzas Inlet is Lighthouse, which is approximately 5.4km (3.4miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

There are a few beautiful beaches in proximity to Matanzas Inlet. The nearest one is Butler Beach, which is just 6.8km (4.2miles) away from Matanzas Inlet. Another good beach near Matanzas Inlet is Palm Coast, which is ca 8.6km (5.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Matanzas Inlet?

The sea temperature at Matanzas Inlet is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (84°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a wetsuit is typically not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Matanzas Inlet. However, during December, January, and February, water temperatures drop down to 17°C (62°F). In this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Matanzas Inlet?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F) during December, January, and February. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during August, September, and October when temperatures reach 24 to 29°C (75-84°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Matanzas Inlet: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Matanzas Inlet...

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