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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Shallop Canyon

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Shallop Canyon...

Shallop Canyon is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Shallop Canyon changes extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 8.3°C (46.9°F) in February up to 23.1°C (73.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Shallop Canyon 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 Shallop Canyon?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Shallop Canyon is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are located in proximity to Shallop Canyon. The closest decent spot is Madaquecham Nantucket Island, which is 103.2km (64.1miles) away from Shallop Canyon. Click here for more information on Madaquecham Nantucket Island and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try Madaket, which is roughly 108.8km (67.6miles) away from Shallop Canyon. Another surfspot is Madaket, located roughly 108.8km (67.6miles) from Shallop Canyon.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, not too many beaches are in proximity to Shallop Canyon. The closest decent beach is Siasconset Beach, which is almost 101.7km (63.2miles) away from Shallop Canyon. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try Fishermans Beach, roughly 103.7km (64.4miles) away from Shallop Canyon.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Shallop Canyon?

The water temperature at Shallop Canyon is warm, reaching up to 23°C (74°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a light wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine without a rashguard or 1mm top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures reach lows of roughly 8°C (47°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly 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 close to Shallop Canyon?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when water temperatures go up to 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Shallop Canyon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Shallop Canyon...

Do you know what the the city Puhi in the United States, the city Jumilla in the Spain, and the city Naco in the Honduras have in common with Shallop Canyon? Click on the links to find out...