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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Nehalem Bank

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Nehalem Bank...

Nehalem Bank is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Nehalem Bank has average variability year round. The temperature ranges from 8.4°C (47.1°F) in February up to 15.6°C (60.1°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Nehalem Bank 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 Nehalem Bank?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters close to Nehalem Bank is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Nehalem Bank. A good spot nearby is Indian Head, which is 27km (17.3miles) away from Nehalem Bank. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Indian Head and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Nehalem Bank are Seaside Point, which is ca 27.9km (17.3miles) away, and Cannon beach, located approximately 27.9km (17.3miles) from Nehalem Bank.

Are there beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches in proximity to Nehalem Bank. A beach that might be worth checking out is Cannon Beach, which is just 28.3km (17.6miles) away from Nehalem Bank. Another nice beach near Nehalem Bank is Arcadia Beach, which is 28.7km (17.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Nehalem Bank?

The water temperature at Nehalem Bank is pretty cold, reaching up to 16°C (60°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to approximately 8°C (47°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Nehalem Bank?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary 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 love this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when temperatures range from 11 to 16°C (51-60°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Nehalem Bank: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Nehalem Bank...

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