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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Rudder Basin

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Rudder Basin...

Rudder Basin is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Rudder Basin changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 20.8°C (69.4°F) in March up to 29.1°C (84.4°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 25°C (78°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Rudder Basin 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 Rudder Basin?

The current water temperature in the month of August in the waters close to Rudder Basin is approximately:
29°C (84°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are close to Rudder Basin. A spot, which is not too far away, is Matagorda, which is more than 174.2km (108.2miles) away from Rudder Basin. Click here to check out more information on Matagorda and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Surfside beach-Octagone, which is approximately 174.6km (108.5miles) away from Rudder Basin. Another good surfspot is Surfside beach-Octagone, located roughly 174.6km (108.5miles) from Rudder Basin.

Are there beaches located close to Rudder Basin?

No, not many beaches are located in close proximity to Rudder Basin. The next good one is Surfside Beach, which is 174.8km (108.6miles) away from Rudder Basin. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Surfside Beach, which is roughly 174.8km (108.6miles) away from Rudder Basin.

What wetsuit is recommended for Rudder Basin?

The water temperature at Rudder Basin is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (84°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is usually not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures come down to approximately 21°C (69°F). During this time, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Rudder Basin?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 21 to 26°C (69-78°F) during February, March, and April. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 24 to 29°C (75-84°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Rudder Basin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Rudder Basin...

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