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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Short Sands, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Short Sands...

Short Sands is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Short Sands changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 8.1°C (46.7°F) in February up to 14.8°C (58.7°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (53°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Short Sands 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 Short Sands?

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

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Short Sands. The nearest one is smugglers cove, which is only 0.1km (0.1miles) away from Short Sands. Click here for more information on smugglers cove and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Short Sands is Neakahine point, which is 2km (1.3miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

There are several other beaches close to Short Sands. The nearest one is Short Sand Beach, which is 0.2km (0.1miles) away from Short Sands. Another good beach near Short Sands is Sunset Beach Tillamook, which is roughly 4.7km (2.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Short Sands?

The sea temperature at Short Sands is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, temperatures come down to 8°C (47°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Short Sands?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during August, September, and October when water temperatures reach 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Short Sands: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Short Sands...

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