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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sounder Canyon

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

Sounder Canyon is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Sounder Canyon has significant variability year round. The temperature ranges from 18.4°C (65.1°F) in February up to 29.8°C (85.6°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 25°C (76°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Sounder 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 Sounder Canyon?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Sounder Canyon is about:
25°C (76°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are located in proximity to Sounder Canyon. The closest decent spot is Chandeleur Islands, which is almost 68.4km (42.5miles) away from Sounder Canyon. Click here for more information on Chandeleur Islands and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try surfing Pensacola Beach Pier, which is approximately 105.5km (65.5miles) away from Sounder Canyon. Another surfspot is Pensacola Beach Pier, located ca 105.5km (65.5miles) from Sounder Canyon.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

There are not too many beaches close to Sounder Canyon. The closest decent beach is Gulf Shores, which is only 85.5km (53.1miles) away from Sounder Canyon. Another beautiful beach near Sounder Canyon is Orange Beach, approximately 89.3km (55.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Sounder Canyon?

The sea temperature at Sounder Canyon is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a wetsuit is typically not needed for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures reach lows of roughly 18°C (65°F). During these months, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to Sounder Canyon?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 18 to 23°C (65-74°F) during January, February, and March. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during July, August, and September when water temperatures range from 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Sounder Canyon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Sounder Canyon...

Do you know what the the city Tlacotepec in Mexico, the city Bovalino in Italy, and the city Juhut in Indonesia have in common with Sounder Canyon? Click on the links to find out...