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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near South Scotia Ridge

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about South Scotia Ridge...

South Scotia Ridge is a geographical landform. The water temperature around South Scotia Ridge is constant during the year. The temperature ranges from -1.7°C (28.9°F) in September up to 1.8°C (35.3°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is -0°C (32°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since South Scotia Ridge is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near South Scotia Ridge?

The current water temperature in the month of September near South Scotia Ridge is approximately:
-2°C (29°F)

Are there surf spots close to South Scotia Ridge?

Not too many surf spots are located in close proximity to South Scotia Ridge. A spot that might be worth checking out is Falkland Islands, which is 750km (465.9miles) away from South Scotia Ridge. Click here for more information on Falkland Islands and its water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Cabo Raso, which is ca 1424.5km (884.8miles) away from South Scotia Ridge. Another fun surfspot is Cabo Raso, located roughly 1424.5km (884.8miles) from South Scotia Ridge.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are near to South Scotia Ridge. A good beach nearby is Rada Tilly, which is almost 1403.6km (871.8miles) away from South Scotia Ridge. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Playa Union, roughly 1482.7km (920.9miles) away from South Scotia Ridge.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for South Scotia Ridge?

The average water temperature at South Scotia Ridge is extremely cold, around -0°C (32°F), with only little changes during the year. That is why at least a 4/5mm or even 5/6 wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at South Scotia Ridge. Nevertheless, it can get more chilly early mornings and during windy days. It is highly recommended to carry boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are August, September, and October. Even during relatively "warm" days in the winter (July, August, and September) you should wear a thick wetsuit to not transform into an ice cube.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to South Scotia Ridge?

Fishing and diving conditions stay very constant during the year. The waters at South Scotia Ridge are always freezing, reaching temperatures between -3 and 2°C (26-35°F). The following fish can often times be found in waters with these temperatures: Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod.

Directions to South Scotia Ridge: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about South Scotia Ridge...

Do you know what the the city Arthurs Town in the Bahamas, the city Sathon in the Thailand, and the city Drnis in the Croatia have in common with South Scotia Ridge? Click on the links to find out...