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

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

Rock Island is a coastal city in the United States. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 3076 people. The water temperature around Rock Island changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 24.5°C (76.2°F) in February up to 29.7°C (85.5°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (80°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Rock 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 near Rock Island?

The current water temperature in the month of February in the waters around Rock Island is ca:
25°C (76°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Rock Island. The nearest one is Fort Lauderdale-14th Street, which is 4.7km (3.5miles) away from Rock Island. Click here for directions and for more information on Fort Lauderdale-14th Street and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Rock Island are Commercial Pier, which is approximately 5.6km (3.5miles) away, and Spoils, located 6.1km (3.8miles) from Rock Island.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are a few gorgeous beaches in proximity to Rock Island. The closest one is Pompano Beach, which is 6.6km (4.1miles) away from Rock Island. Another fun beach near Rock Island is Dania Beach, which is roughly 7.4km (4.6miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Rock Island?

The sea temperature around Rock Island is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (85°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a wetsuit is typically not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, water temperatures reach lows of 25°C (76°F). In this season, a thin wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Rock Island?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 25 to 30°C (76-85°F) during winter. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during summer when temperatures range from 25 to 30°C (76-85°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Rock Island: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Rock Island...

Do you know what the the city Pines in the Philippines, the city Fukumitsu in the Japan, and the city Simpangbandung in the Indonesia have in common with Rock Island? Click on the links to find out...