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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Smith Escarpment

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Smith Escarpment...

Smith Escarpment is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Smith Escarpment has slight variability year round. The temperature ranges from 4.2°C (39.6°F) in May up to 14.1°C (57.4°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (46°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Smith Escarpment 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 Smith Escarpment?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters close to Smith Escarpment is approximately:
11°C (52°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in proximity to Smith Escarpment. The next good one is Mill Bay, which is more than 228.3km (141.8miles) away from Smith Escarpment. Click here to check out more information on Mill Bay and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing Three Mile, which is roughly 241.1km (149.8miles) away from Smith Escarpment. Another surfspot is Three Mile, located roughly 241.1km (149.8miles) from Smith Escarpment.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are close to Smith Escarpment. A beach, which is not too far away, is Pacific Ocean, which is more than 111.7km (69.4miles) away from Smith Escarpment. If you have some extra time, you can also try Race Point, roughly 141.7km (88miles) away from Smith Escarpment.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Smith Escarpment?

The water temperature at Smith Escarpment is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm 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 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late spring, sea temperatures cool down to approximately 4°C (40°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended 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 cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a big supply of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Smith Escarpment?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (40-49°F) during spring. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during summer when water temperatures go up to 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Smith Escarpment: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Smith Escarpment...

Do you know what the the city Whitefield in the United States, the city Darling Point in the Australia, and the city Katouna in the Greece have in common with Smith Escarpment? Click on the links to find out...