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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Nootka Island, Canada

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Nootka Island...

Nootka Island is a surf spot in Canada. The water temperature around Nootka Island varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.5°C (45.6°F) in March up to 14.4°C (57.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Nootka Island 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 Nootka Island?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Nootka Island is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots near Nootka Island?

There are not too many surf spots close to Nootka Island. The closest decent spot is Tofino, which is 56km (34.8miles) away from Nootka Island. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Tofino and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Nootka Island is Chestermans beach-north, which is ca 56.8km (35.3miles) away.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Nootka Island. The next good one is Long Beach, which is more than 64km (39.7miles) away from Nootka Island. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Qualicum Beach, roughly 110.2km (68.5miles) away from Nootka Island.

What wetsuit is recommended for Nootka Island?

The water temperature at Nootka Island is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (58°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Nootka Island. However, during early spring, sea temperatures reach lows of approximately 8°C (46°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Nootka Island?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 9 to 14°C (49-58°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Nootka Island: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Nootka Island...

Do you know what the the city Villasana de Mena in Spain, the island Bull in Republic of Ireland, and the city Hambleton in United Kingdom have in common with Nootka Island? Click on the links to find out...