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

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about South Padre Island...

South Padre Island is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around South Padre Island has a large variability year round. The temperature ranges from 15.6°C (60°F) in February up to 30°C (86.1°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (73°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since South Padre Island 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 South Padre Island?

The current water temperature in the month of September at South Padre Island is ca:
30°C (86°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to South Padre Island. A spot, which is not too far away, is South Padre Island, which is about 1.3km (19.9miles) away from South Padre Island. Click here for more information on South Padre Island and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near South Padre Island are Mansfield Jetty, which is approximately 32.1km (19.9miles) away, and Bob Hall Pier, located 101.7km (63.1miles) from South Padre Island.

Are there any other white sand beaches near by?

There are a few beaches in proximity to South Padre Island. The nearest one is Del Mar Beach, which is only 5.8km (3.6miles) away from South Padre Island. Another beautiful beach near South Padre Island is Bayview Beach Kuilima Cove, which is roughly 14.3km (8.9miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for South Padre Island?

The sea temperature at South Padre Island is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a wetsuit is normaly not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures reach lows of approximately 16°C (60°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near South Padre Island?

Due to significant 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 16 to 21°C (60-69°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during August, September, and October when sea 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 South Padre Island: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about South Padre Island...

Do you know what the the city Rieux-Minervois in France, the city Revigliasco dAsti in Italy, and the city Alfara de Algimia in Spain have in common with South Padre Island? Click on the links to find out...