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

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

South Monomoy is an island in the United States. It is part of the Cape Cod island group. The water temperature around South Monomoy changes extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 3.6°C (38.5°F) in January up to 21.3°C (70.4°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since South Monomoy 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 Monomoy?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters near South Monomoy is about:
13°C (56°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to South Monomoy. The nearest one is Madaquecham Nantucket Island, which is 2.4km (2.7miles) away from South Monomoy. Click here to check out more information on Madaquecham Nantucket Island and its water temperature. Other surfspots near South Monomoy are Cisco Beach Nantucket Island, which is ca 4.3km (2.7miles) away, and Madaket, located ca 6.9km (4.3miles) from South Monomoy.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few beaches in close proximity to South Monomoy. The nearest one is Nantucket, which is just 1km (0.6miles) away from South Monomoy. Another beach near South Monomoy is Childrens Beach, which is roughly 1.1km (0.7miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for South Monomoy?

The water temperature around South Monomoy is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during December, January, and February, water temperatures reach lows of nearly 4°C (38°F). During this time, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near South Monomoy?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (38-47°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to South Monomoy: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about South Monomoy...

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