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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near South Gate, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about South Gate...

South Gate is a coastal city in the United States. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 29658 people. The water temperature around South Gate changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 14.1°C (57.3°F) in February up to 19.8°C (67.7°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since South Gate 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 South Gate?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters close to South Gate is approximately:
18°C (65°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to South Gate. A good spot nearby is Naval Jetty, which is about 86.9km (54.8miles) away from South Gate. Click here for more information on Naval Jetty and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near South Gate are Rehoboth-Main, which is ca 88.2km (54.8miles) away, and Dewey Beach, located 89km (55.3miles) from South Gate.

Are there nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few gorgeous beaches in proximity to South Gate. The nearest one is Landing Road, which is 9.6km (6miles) away from South Gate. Another beautiful beach near South Gate is Essex, which is roughly 14.8km (9.2miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for South Gate?

The water temperature around South Gate is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around South Gate. Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures come down to approximately 14°C (57°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near South Gate?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during fall when water temperatures range from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to South Gate: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about South Gate...

Do you know what the the city Gotsucho in Japan, the city Tilisos in Greece, and the city Montfort-en-Chalosse in France have in common with South Gate? Click on the links to find out...