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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Shortland Canyon

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

Shortland Canyon is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Shortland Canyon changes dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 1.6°C (34.9°F) in February up to 17.5°C (63.6°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (47°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Shortland 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 Shortland Canyon?

The current water temperature in the month of November in the waters near Shortland Canyon is about:
9°C (48°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are close to Shortland Canyon. The closest decent spot is Sable Island, which is almost 81.2km (50.4miles) away from Shortland Canyon. Click here for more information on Sable Island and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing Lawrencetown, which is 256.5km (159.3miles) away from Shortland Canyon. Another fun surfspot is Lawrencetown, located roughly 256.5km (159.3miles) from Shortland Canyon.

Are there beaches located close to Shortland Canyon?

Not many beaches are located in proximity to Shortland Canyon. The next good one is Wreck Beach, which is 225.1km (139.8miles) away from Shortland Canyon. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Grand Beach, roughly 261.6km (162.5miles) away from Shortland Canyon.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Shortland Canyon?

The sea temperature at Shortland Canyon is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures reach lows of roughly 2°C (35°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Shortland Canyon?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 2 to 7°C (35-44°F) during January, February, and March. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when sea temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Shortland Canyon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Shortland Canyon...

Do you know what the the city Pansoy in the Philippines, the city Paganico Sabino in the Italy, and the city Moraira in the Spain have in common with Shortland Canyon? Click on the links to find out...