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

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

South Padre is an island in the United States. It is one of the islands of the Texas island group. The water temperature around South Padre varies extremely throughout the year. 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 24°C (74°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since South Padre 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 Padre?

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

Are there surf spots located close to South Padre?

There are not many surf spots close to South Padre. A spot, which is not too far away, is South Padre Island, which is 1.5km (21.6miles) away from South Padre. Click here for more information on South Padre Island and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near South Padre are Mansfield Jetty, which is 34.8km (21.6miles) away, and Bob Hall Pier, located roughly 104.4km (64.9miles) from South Padre.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

There are some other beaches in close proximity to South Padre. The nearest one is South Padre Island, which is only 2.8km (1.7miles) away from South Padre. Another fun beach near South Padre is Del Mar Beach, which is roughly 3km (1.9miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for South Padre?

The sea temperature around South Padre 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 . However, during late winter, temperatures drop down to roughly 16°C (60°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 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 diving and fishing close to South Padre?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (60-69°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during August, September, and October when temperatures reach 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to South Padre: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about South Padre...

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