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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ocean City, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Ocean City...

Ocean City is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Ocean City varies dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 4.3°C (39.8°F) in February up to 24.1°C (75.3°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 14°C (57°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Ocean City 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 Ocean City?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Ocean City is about:
22°C (71°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Ocean City. The nearest one is 48th Street Ocean City, which is just 2.1km (1.3miles) away from Ocean City. Click here to check out more information on 48th Street Ocean City and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Ocean City is Fenwick Island, which is 4.2km (2.6miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few beaches near to Ocean City. The nearest one is Fenwick Island, which is just 4.2km (2.6miles) away from Ocean City. Another good beach near Ocean City is Ocean City, which is 4.7km (2.9miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Ocean City?

The water temperature at Ocean City is warm, reaching up to 24°C (75°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 1mm wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some might even be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Ocean City. Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures come down to roughly 4°C (40°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, 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 advisable to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Ocean City?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (40-49°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during June, July, and August when temperatures go up to 19 to 24°C (66-75°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Ocean City: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ocean City...

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