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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Shackleford Banks, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Shackleford Banks...

Shackleford Banks is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Shackleford Banks varies extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 10.7°C (51.2°F) in February up to 27.6°C (81.7°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Shackleford Banks 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 Shackleford Banks?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Shackleford Banks is ca:
27°C (80°F)

Are there any other surf spots in close proximity to Shackleford Banks?

Yes, there are other surf spots close to Shackleford Banks. The nearest one is cape lookout, which is just 6km (3.7miles) away from Shackleford Banks. Click here to check out more information on cape lookout and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Shackleford Banks is Atlantic Beach, which is roughly 8.6km (5.3miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

There are several other beaches near to Shackleford Banks. The nearest one is Atlantic Beach, which is just 8.5km (5.3miles) away from Shackleford Banks. Another fun beach near Shackleford Banks is Pine Knoll Shores, which is approximately 12.6km (7.8miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Shackleford Banks?

The sea temperature at Shackleford Banks is very warm, reaching up to 28°C (82°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or 1mm wetsuit top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures cool down to nearly 11°C (51°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Shackleford Banks?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (51-60°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Shackleford Banks: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Shackleford Banks...

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