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

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

Montauk is a coastal city in the United States. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 3326 people. The water temperature around Montauk varies extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 1.6°C (34.9°F) in February up to 19.4°C (67°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Montauk 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 Montauk?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters around Montauk is ca:
3°C (38°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Montauk. The nearest one is Terrace, which is just 0.9km (1.3miles) away from Montauk. Click here for more information on Terrace and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Montauk are Ditch Plains, which is ca 2.1km (1.3miles) away, and Trailor Park, located ca 2.3km (1.4miles) from Montauk.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

There are more beaches near to Montauk. The nearest one is Montauk, which is 0km (0miles) away from Montauk. Another good beach near Montauk is East Hampton, which is roughly 13km (8.1miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Montauk?

The sea temperature around Montauk is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (67°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Montauk. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to approximately 2°C (35°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required 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 windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Montauk?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (35-44°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Montauk: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Montauk...

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