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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Popham-Read, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Popham-Read...

Popham-Read is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Popham-Read varies dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 2.5°C (36.5°F) in February up to 15.9°C (60.6°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (48°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Popham-Read 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 Popham-Read?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Popham-Read is about:
15°C (60°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Popham-Read. A good spot nearby is Higgins Beach, which is 27km (16.8miles) away from Popham-Read. Click here to check out more information on Higgins Beach and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Popham-Read is Kennebunk beach, which is 43.2km (26.8miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches close to Popham-Read. A beach that might be worth checking out is Reid State Park, which is 4.8km (3miles) away from Popham-Read. Another fun beach near Popham-Read is Higgins Beach, which is roughly 26.8km (16.7miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Popham-Read?

The water temperature at Popham-Read is pretty cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°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 ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures come down to approximately 2°C (36°F). During this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Popham-Read?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (36-45°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Popham-Read: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Popham-Read...

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