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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Port Aransas, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Port Aransas...

Port Aransas is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Port Aransas has a large variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 13.6°C (56.6°F) in February up to 29.6°C (85.2°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (74°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Port Aransas 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 Port Aransas?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Port Aransas is about:
14°C (57°F)

Are there any other surf spots near Port Aransas?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Port Aransas. The nearest one is Horace Caldwell Pier, which is 0.8km (0.5miles) away from Port Aransas. Click here to check out more information on Horace Caldwell Pier and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Port Aransas is Packery Channel, which is approximately 16.4km (10.2miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Port Aransas. One beach, which is not too far away, is Mustang Island, which is 9.9km (6.2miles) away from Port Aransas. Another good beach near Port Aransas is Fisher Beach, ca 59.2km (36.8miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Port Aransas?

The water temperature at Port Aransas is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (85°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Port Aransas. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, water temperatures cool down to approximately 14°C (57°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Port Aransas?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 25 to 30°C (76-85°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Port Aransas: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Port Aransas...

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