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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Outer Bank

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

Outer Bank is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Outer Bank varies significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 5.1°C (41.2°F) in January up to 15.7°C (60.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Outer 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 Outer Bank?

The current water temperature in the month of August in the waters close to Outer Bank is approximately:
16°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Outer Bank. A spot that might be worth checking out is Renna, which is about 83.3km (56.5miles) away from Outer Bank. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Renna and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Outer Bank are Brusand, which is roughly 90.9km (56.5miles) away, and Bore, located roughly 106.4km (66.1miles) from Outer Bank.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are in close proximity to Outer Bank. A beach that might be worth checking out is Skallerup Klit, which is 184.6km (114.6miles) away from Outer Bank. If you have some extra time, you can also try Fano Bad, 187.7km (116.6miles) away from Outer Bank.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Outer Bank?

The water temperature at Outer Bank is pretty cold, reaching up to 16°C (60°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during winter, temperatures drop down to 5°C (41°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Outer Bank?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures reach 11 to 16°C (51-60°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Outer Bank: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Outer Bank...

Do you know what the the island Long in the United States, the geo Vema Gap , and the city Lettomanoppello in the Italy have in common with Outer Bank? Click on the links to find out...