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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sitka, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Sitka...

Sitka is a coastal city in the United States. It is a fairly dense town close to the ocean with a population of 8881 people. The water temperature around Sitka changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 3.9°C (39.1°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 Sitka 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 Sitka?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Sitka is ca:
9°C (47°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are located in close proximity to Sitka. The closest decent spot is Shoals Reef, which is more than 12.1km (7.5miles) away from Sitka. Click here to check out more information on Shoals Reef and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Mill Bay, which is roughly 628.7km (390.5miles) away from Sitka. Another fun surfspot is Mill Bay, located ca 628.7km (390.5miles) from Sitka.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are in proximity to Sitka. A beach, which is not too far away, is Hidden Bay, which is 502km (311.8miles) away from Sitka. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Pacific Ocean, which is ca 503.3km (312.6miles) away from Sitka.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Sitka?

The sea temperature around Sitka 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 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Sitka. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures come down to roughly 4°C (39°F). During this time, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Sitka?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (39-48°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures range from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Sitka: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Sitka...

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