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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Rush Reef, Bahamas

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Rush Reef...

Rush Reef is a surf spot in the Bahamas. The water temperature around Rush Reef has average variability year round. The temperature ranges from 23.5°C (74.3°F) in March up to 29.2°C (84.5°F) in the month of July, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 26°C (79°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Rush Reef 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 Rush Reef?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Rush Reef is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Rush Reef. The nearest one is Rights, which is 0.2km (0.1miles) away from Rush Reef. Click here to check out more information on Rights and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Rush Reef is Indicas, which is ca 0.2km (0.1miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are near to Rush Reef. The closest decent one is Paradise Island, which is more than 101.2km (62.9miles) away from Rush Reef. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Palm Beach, ca 189.9km (117.9miles) away from Rush Reef.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Rush Reef?

The water temperature at Rush Reef is extremely warm, reaching up to 29°C (84°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 diving at Rush Reef. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures cool down to approximately 23°C (74°F). In this season, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or thin top . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Rush Reef?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 23 to 28°C (74-83°F) during February, March, and April. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when sea temperatures range from 24 to 29°C (75-84°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Rush Reef: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Rush Reef...

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