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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Refugio, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Refugio...

Refugio is a coastal city in the United States. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 2890 people. The water temperature around Refugio varies significantly during the year. The temperature ranges from 13.6°C (56.6°F) in February up to 29.6°C (85.3°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (74°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Refugio 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 near Refugio?

The current water temperature in the month of October in the waters close to Refugio is approximately:
24°C (76°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Refugio. The closest decent spot is Horace Caldwell Pier, which is roughly 35.7km (22.5miles) away from Refugio. Click here for more information on Horace Caldwell Pier and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Refugio are Port Aransas, which is ca 36.2km (22.5miles) away, and Packery Channel, located ca 47.8km (29.7miles) from Refugio.

Are there beaches located close to Refugio?

No, there are not many beaches close to Refugio. The next good one is Mustang Island, which is 41.2km (25.6miles) away from Refugio. Another gorgeous beach near Refugio is Magnolia Beach, which is approximately 47.8km (29.7miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Refugio?

The water temperature around Refugio is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (85°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a wetsuit is usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to roughly 14°C (57°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Refugio?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. 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 normally change during August, September, and October when temperatures reach 25 to 30°C (76-85°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Refugio: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Refugio...

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