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

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

Needles is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Needles varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 8.1°C (46.7°F) in February up to 14.8°C (58.7°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Needles 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 Needles?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Needles is about:
9°C (49°F)

Are there any other surf spots located close to Needles?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Needles. The closest one is Cannon beach, which is just 2km (1.2miles) away from Needles. Click here to check out more information on Cannon beach and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Needles is Indian Head, which is approximately 4.4km (2.7miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches close to Needles?

There are several other beautiful beaches close to Needles. The nearest one is Cannon Beach, which is just 0.7km (0.4miles) away from Needles. Another nice beach near Needles is Arcadia Beach, which is roughly 3km (1.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Needles?

The sea temperature at Needles is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Needles. However, during late winter, sea temperatures come down to roughly 8°C (47°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Needles?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during August, September, and October when water temperatures reach 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Needles: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Needles...

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