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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Protector Shoal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Protector Shoal...

Protector Shoal is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Protector Shoal is nearly constant during the year. The temperature ranges from -1.7°C (28.9°F) in September up to 1.2°C (34.2°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is -0°C (32°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Protector Shoal 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 Protector Shoal?

The current water temperature in the month of April near Protector Shoal is approximately:
1°C (33°F)

Are there surf spots close to Protector Shoal?

Not too many surf spots are located close to Protector Shoal. A good spot nearby is Falkland Islands, which is 1302.4km (808.9miles) away from Protector Shoal. Click here for more information on Falkland Islands and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Rada Tilly, which is approximately 2016.5km (1252.5miles) away from Protector Shoal. Another fun surfspot is Rada Tilly, located 2016.5km (1252.5miles) from Protector Shoal.

Are there beaches near Protector Shoal?

No, not too many beaches are located in proximity to Protector Shoal. The next good beach is Rada Tilly, which is more than 2016.8km (1252.7miles) away from Protector Shoal. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Miramar, 2022.3km (1256.1miles) away from Protector Shoal.

What wetsuit is needed for Protector Shoal?

The average water temperature at Protector Shoal is extremely cold, around -0°C (32°F), with very little variations during the year. This is why at least a 4/5mm or even 5/6 wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Protector Shoal. However, it can get more chilly in the mornings and during windy days. It is highly recommended to wear boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are August, September, and October. Even during relatively "warm" days in the summer (January, February, and March) you should wear a thick wetsuit to not transform into an ice cube.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Protector Shoal?

Fishing and diving conditions are very similar throughout the year. The waters at Protector Shoal are always freezing, reaching temperatures between -4 and 1°C (25-34°F). The following fish can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range: Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod.

Directions to Protector Shoal: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Protector Shoal...

Do you know what the the city Moreira de Conegos in Portugal, the city Yves in France, and the city Vicovaro in Italy have in common with Protector Shoal? Click on the links to find out...