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

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

Ridgefield is a coastal city in the United States. It is a fairly dense town close to the ocean with a population of 7645 people. The water temperature around Ridgefield varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 8.1°C (46.7°F) in February up to 14.8°C (58.7°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield?

The current water temperature in the month of August near Ridgefield is ca:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Ridgefield. The next good one is Gilgo, which is about 46.2km (29miles) away from Ridgefield. Click here to check out more information on Gilgo and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Ridgefield are Tobay beach, which is roughly 46.6km (29miles) away, and Robert Moses democrat point, located approximately 46.8km (29.1miles) from Ridgefield.

Are there sandy beaches close to Ridgefield?

There are a few other nice beaches in proximity to Ridgefield. The nearest one is Westport, which is just 12.1km (7.5miles) away from Ridgefield. Another good beach near Ridgefield is Westport, which is ca 12.1km (7.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Ridgefield?

The sea temperature around Ridgefield is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures drop down to roughly 8°C (47°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Ridgefield?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during fall when water temperatures range from 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Ridgefield: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Ridgefield...

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