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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near San Clemente Basin

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about San Clemente Basin...

San Clemente Basin is a geographical landform. The water temperature around San Clemente Basin varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 14.5°C (58.1°F) in January up to 19.6°C (67.2°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since San Clemente 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 San Clemente Basin?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters close to San Clemente Basin is approximately:
19°C (67°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to San Clemente Basin. A spot that might be worth checking out is Little Waimea, which is 44km (27.8miles) away from San Clemente Basin. Click here to check out more information on Little Waimea and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near San Clemente Basin are Donuts, which is ca 44.7km (27.8miles) away, and Baja Malibu, located ca 44.9km (27.9miles) from San Clemente Basin.

Are there beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to San Clemente Basin. One beach, which is not too far away, is Coronado Municipal Beach, which is 45.8km (28.4miles) away from San Clemente Basin. Another good beach near San Clemente Basin is Border Field State Park, which is 46.2km (28.7miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for San Clemente Basin?

The water temperature at San Clemente Basin is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (67°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at San Clemente Basin. Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, temperatures come down to approximately 14°C (58°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near San Clemente Basin?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures reach 15 to 20°C (58-67°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to San Clemente Basin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about San Clemente Basin...

Do you know what the the city Rowland Heights in the United States, the city Queula in the India, and Palmer Seamount have in common with San Clemente Basin? Click on the links to find out...