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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Southern Shores, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Southern Shores...

Southern Shores is a coastal city in the United States. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 2714 people. The water temperature around Southern Shores has extreme variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 4.8°C (40.6°F) in February up to 24°C (75.1°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Southern Shores 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 Southern Shores?

The current water temperature in the month of February in the waters around Southern Shores is ca:
5°C (41°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Southern Shores. The closest one is Chicahauk, which is 1.8km (1.8miles) away from Southern Shores. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Chicahauk and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Southern Shores are Kitty Hawk Pier, which is roughly 2.8km (1.8miles) away, and Nags Head, located 14.4km (9miles) from Southern Shores.

Are there white sand beaches in proximity to Southern Shores?

There are other nice beaches in close proximity to Southern Shores. The closest one is Southern Shores, which is just 0km (0miles) away from Southern Shores. Another beautiful beach near Southern Shores is Duck, which is roughly 2.5km (1.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Southern Shores?

The sea temperature around Southern Shores is warm, reaching up to 24°C (75°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok without a rashguard or 1mm top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures drop down to nearly 5°C (41°F). During these months, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some people might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Southern Shores?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 5 to 10°C (41-50°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when sea temperatures reach 19 to 24°C (66-75°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Southern Shores: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Southern Shores...

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