Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sands, United States
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Sands...
Sands is a surf spot in the United States.
The water temperature around Sands varies extremely year round.
The temperature ranges from 2.8°C (37°F) in February up to 21.2°C (70.2°F) in the month of August, 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 late summer, since Sands 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 Sands?
The current water temperature in the month of August at Sands is ca:
Are there any other surf spots close by?
Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Sands. The closest one is Devereux, which is 0.3km (0.2miles) away from Sands. Click here
for directions and for more information on Devereux and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Sands is Depressions
, which is ca 1.7km (1.1miles) away.
Are there gorgeous beaches located close to Sands?
There are several nice beaches in close proximity to Sands. The closest one is Santa Barbara Shores County Park
, which is only 1.4km (0.9miles) away from Sands. Another good beach near Sands is Goleta Beach Park
, which is ca 2.9km (1.8miles) away.
What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Sands?
The sea temperature at Sands is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures come down to 3°C (37°F). During this time, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.
How is the diving and fishing near Sands?
Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 3 to 8°C (37-46°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.
Directions to Sands: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.