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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Port Renfrew, Canada

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

Port Renfrew is a surf spot in Canada. The water temperature around Port Renfrew changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.3°C (45.1°F) in March up to 12.4°C (54.3°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Port Renfrew 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 Renfrew?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Port Renfrew is approximately:
8°C (46°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Port Renfrew. The nearest one is Sombrio Beach, which is only 7.3km (4.5miles) away from Port Renfrew. Click here for directions and for more information on Sombrio Beach and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Port Renfrew is Neah Bay -3rd Beach, which is ca 15.7km (9.8miles) away.

Are there beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to Port Renfrew. The closest decent beach is Parksville, which is just 52.1km (32.4miles) away from Port Renfrew. Another gorgeous beach near Port Renfrew is Qualicum Beach, approximately 54km (33.5miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Port Renfrew?

The water temperature at Port Renfrew is pretty cold, reaching up to 12°C (54°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Port Renfrew. However, during February, March, and April, temperatures reach lows of roughly 7°C (45°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods 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 Port Renfrew?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during August, September, and October when temperatures range from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Port Renfrew: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Port Renfrew...

Do you know what the the city Vasilika in Greece, the city Chengnan in China, and Barrier Plateau have in common with Port Renfrew? Click on the links to find out...