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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Petten, Netherlands

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Petten...

Petten is a surf spot in the Netherlands. The water temperature around Petten changes dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 3.8°C (38.9°F) in March up to 17.8°C (64°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Petten 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 Petten?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Petten is ca:
7°C (44°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Petten. The closest one is Camperduin, which is just 2.4km (1.5miles) away from Petten. Click here for directions and for more information on Camperduin and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Petten is Callantsoog, which is ca 4.8km (3miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are located close to Petten. A good beach nearby is Borkum-Nordseeheilbad, which is more than 100km (62.1miles) away from Petten. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Juist Beach, ca 114.9km (71.4miles) away from Petten.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Petten?

The sea temperature at Petten is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Petten. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures cool down to approximately 4°C (39°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine 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 recommended to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Petten?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (39-48°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when sea temperatures range from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Petten: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Petten...

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