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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Smith point, United States

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

Smith point is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Smith point changes significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 4.2°C (39.6°F) in February up to 21.5°C (70.8°F) in the month of August, 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 late summer, since Smith point 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 Smith point?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Smith point is ca:
10°C (50°F)

Are there any other surf spots located close to Smith point?

Yes, there are other surf spots close to Smith point. The nearest one is Cupsogue beach, which is only 7km (4.3miles) away from Smith point. Click here for directions and for more information on Cupsogue beach and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Smith point is Jetty 4, which is roughly 10.7km (6.6miles) away.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

There are some beaches in proximity to Smith point. The closest one is West Hampton Dunes, which is only 7.8km (4.8miles) away from Smith point. Another gorgeous beach near Smith point is City Point Beach, which is ca 10.4km (6.4miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Smith point?

The sea temperature at Smith point is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of 4°C (40°F). During this time, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required 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 chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing close to Smith point?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (40-49°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. The conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures range from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Smith point: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Smith point...

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