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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Mendocino Canyon

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Mendocino Canyon...

Mendocino Canyon is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Mendocino Canyon is close to steady year round. The temperature ranges from 9.6°C (49.3°F) in February up to 13.1°C (55.5°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Mendocino Canyon 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 Mendocino Canyon?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters close to Mendocino Canyon is approximately:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Mendocino Canyon. A good spot nearby is Harbor Entrance, which is just 29.8km (18.6miles) away from Mendocino Canyon. Click here for more information on Harbor Entrance and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Mendocino Canyon are North jetty, which is roughly 29.9km (18.6miles) away, and Bunkers, located approximately 30.5km (19miles) from Mendocino Canyon.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches in proximity to Mendocino Canyon. A good beach nearby is Sinkyone Wilderness State Park, which is 39.1km (24.3miles) away from Mendocino Canyon. Another beautiful beach near Mendocino Canyon is Humboldt County, which is approximately 40.1km (24.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Mendocino Canyon?

The average water temperature at Mendocino Canyon is definitely cold, around 11°C (52°F), with no significant variations during the year. That is why a 3/4mm wetsuit is needed for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Mendocino Canyon. Nevertheless, it can get more chilly early mornings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to carry boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are January, February, and March. It might be ok to use a 2/3mm wetsuit during relatively warm days in the fall, especially in the months of August, September, and October.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Mendocino Canyon?

Diving and fishing conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters at Mendocino Canyon are mostly cold, reaching temperatures between 8 and 13°C (46-55°F). The following fish can often be found in waters of this temperature range: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Mendocino Canyon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Mendocino Canyon...

Do you know what the the city Denholme in United Kingdom, the city Trevi in Italy, and the city Turnhout in Belgium have in common with Mendocino Canyon? Click on the links to find out...