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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Pegasus Canyon

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Pegasus Canyon...

Pegasus Canyon is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Pegasus Canyon changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 9.3°C (48.8°F) in August up to 15°C (59.1°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Pegasus Canyon is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Pegasus Canyon?

The current water temperature in the month of October near Pegasus Canyon is approximately:
12°C (54°F)

Are there surf spots close to Pegasus Canyon?

There are not too many surf spots close to Pegasus Canyon. A good spot nearby is Raupo Bay, which is 42.4km (28.5miles) away from Pegasus Canyon. Click here for directions and for more information on Raupo Bay and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Pegasus Canyon are Hickory Bay, which is roughly 45.9km (28.5miles) away, and New Brighton, located ca 50km (31.1miles) from Pegasus Canyon.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, not too many beaches are near to Pegasus Canyon. A good beach nearby is Boulder Beach, which is 126.6km (78.6miles) away from Pegasus Canyon. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Worser Bay, which is 146.8km (91.2miles) away from Pegasus Canyon.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Pegasus Canyon?

The water temperature at Pegasus Canyon is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Pegasus Canyon. Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, temperatures cool down to approximately 9°C (49°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold 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 close to Pegasus Canyon?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 9 to 14°C (49-58°F) during summer. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during winter when temperatures reach 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Pegasus Canyon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Pegasus Canyon...

Do you know what the the city Giarole in Italy, the city Aalburg in Netherlands, and the city Camandag in Philippines have in common with Pegasus Canyon? Click on the links to find out...