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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Refish Island, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Refish Island...

Refish Island is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Refish Island has a large variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 11.1°C (52.1°F) in January up to 30.6°C (87.1°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 22°C (71°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Refish Island 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 Refish Island?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Refish Island is about:
11°C (52°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Refish Island. The nearest one is Galveston-Stewart Beach, which is 16.3km (10.1miles) away from Refish Island. Click here to check out more information on Galveston-Stewart Beach and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Refish Island is Galveston-Flagship, which is 17.1km (10.6miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are several beaches in close proximity to Refish Island. The nearest one is Bayside Drive County Beach, which is just 10km (6.2miles) away from Refish Island. Another nice beach near Refish Island is Pearce Lake, which is ca 12.5km (7.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Refish Island?

The sea temperature at Refish Island is extremely warm, reaching up to 31°C (87°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 Refish Island. However, during December, January, and February, temperatures come down to 11°C (52°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Refish Island?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F) during December, January, and February. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 26 to 31°C (78-87°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Refish Island: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Refish Island...

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