Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ship Shoal
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Ship Shoal...
Ship Shoal is a geographical landform.
The water temperature around Ship Shoal changes significantly year round.
The temperature ranges from 11.5°C (52.7°F) in February up to 30.3°C (86.6°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (74°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Ship Shoal 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 Ship Shoal?
The current water temperature in the month of August near Ship Shoal is ca:
Are there surf spots in close proximity to Ship Shoal?
Not many surf spots are located close to Ship Shoal. The next good one is Fourchon, which is more than 48.7km (30.3miles) away from Ship Shoal. Click here
for directions and for more information on Fourchon and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Bolivar
, which is 212.7km (132.1miles) away from Ship Shoal. Another surfspot is Bolivar
, located approximately 212.7km (132.1miles) from Ship Shoal.
Are there sandy beaches close to Ship Shoal?
There are not too many beaches close to Ship Shoal. The next good one is Grand Isle
, which is just 65.3km (40.6miles) away from Ship Shoal. Another nice beach near Ship Shoal is Grand Isle State Park
, roughly 67.5km (42miles) away.
What kind of wetsuit do I need for Ship Shoal?
The sea temperature at Ship Shoal is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (87°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a wetsuit is usually not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Ship Shoal. Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of approximately 12°C (53°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.
How is the diving and fishing close to Ship Shoal?
Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when sea temperatures go up to 25 to 30°C (78-87°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.
Directions to Ship Shoal: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.
Fun facts about Ship Shoal...
Do you know what the the city Playon Chico
in Panama, the city Tasiilaq
in Greenland, and the city Fuchucho
in Japan have in common with Ship Shoal? Click on the links to find out...