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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Raft Cove, Canada

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Raft Cove...

Raft Cove is a surf spot in Canada. The water temperature around Raft Cove changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 7.3°C (45.2°F) in January up to 13.5°C (56.4°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Raft Cove 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 Raft Cove?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Raft Cove is about:
8°C (46°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Raft Cove. A spot, which is not too far away, is Nootka Island, which is just 89.4km (55.5miles) away from Raft Cove. Click here for directions and for more information on Nootka Island and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Raft Cove is Tofino, which is ca 145.8km (90.5miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are close to Raft Cove. The next good one is Long Beach, which is more than 153.7km (95.4miles) away from Raft Cove. If you have some extra time, you can also try Qualicum Beach, which is 191.1km (118.7miles) away from Raft Cove.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Raft Cove?

The water temperature at Raft Cove is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (56°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 extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during December, January, and February, temperatures cool down to roughly 7°C (45°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Raft Cove?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (45-54°F) during December, January, and February. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during August, September, and October when temperatures reach 9 to 14°C (47-56°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Raft Cove: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Raft Cove...

Do you know what the the city Malaunay in France, the city Wischhafen in Germany, and the city Duantang in China have in common with Raft Cove? Click on the links to find out...