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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Shoals Reef, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Shoals Reef...

Shoals Reef is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Shoals Reef has average variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 4.3°C (39.7°F) in February up to 12.9°C (55.2°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (48°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Shoals Reef 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 Shoals Reef?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Shoals Reef is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are close to Shoals Reef. The closest decent spot is Raft Cove, which is more than 549.8km (341.5miles) away from Shoals Reef. Click here to check out more information on Raft Cove and its water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Mill Bay, which is ca 617.6km (383.6miles) away from Shoals Reef.

Are there gorgeous beaches located close to Shoals Reef?

Not many beaches are located in proximity to Shoals Reef. A beach, which is not too far away, is Hidden Bay, which is 494.6km (307.2miles) away from Shoals Reef. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Pacific Ocean, 494.8km (307.3miles) away from Shoals Reef.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Shoals Reef?

The sea temperature at Shoals Reef is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (55°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Shoals Reef. However, during late winter, temperatures drop down to 4°C (40°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Shoals Reef?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (40-49°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during June, July, and August when water temperatures reach 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Shoals Reef: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Shoals Reef...

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