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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Schaefer Seamount

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Schaefer Seamount...

Schaefer Seamount is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Schaefer Seamount varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 10.7°C (51.3°F) in January up to 17.8°C (64.1°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Schaefer Seamount 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 Schaefer Seamount?

The current water temperature in the month of August in the waters near Schaefer Seamount is about:
17°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are close to Schaefer Seamount. A good spot nearby is Florence North Jetty, which is 418.1km (259.7miles) away from Schaefer Seamount. Click here for directions and for more information on Florence North Jetty and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing Yachats, which is approximately 421.5km (261.8miles) away from Schaefer Seamount. Another fun surfspot is Yachats, located roughly 421.5km (261.8miles) from Schaefer Seamount.

Are there beaches located close to Schaefer Seamount?

No, not many beaches are located in proximity to Schaefer Seamount. The closest decent one is Sixes Beach, which is more than 399.7km (248.3miles) away from Schaefer Seamount. If you have some extra time, you can also try Agate Beach Port Orford, roughly 402.7km (250.1miles) away from Schaefer Seamount.

What wetsuit is needed for Schaefer Seamount?

The water temperature at Schaefer Seamount is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during winter, sea temperatures drop down to roughly 11°C (51°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Schaefer Seamount?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (51-60°F) during December, January, and February. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during August, September, and October when sea temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Schaefer Seamount: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Schaefer Seamount...

Do you know what the the city Wauchula in the United States, the city Fraccionamiento Costa Dorada in the Mexico, and the city Progreso in the United States have in common with Schaefer Seamount? Click on the links to find out...