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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Stony Brook, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Stony Brook...

Stony Brook is a coastal city in the United States. It is a comparatively little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 13740 people. The water temperature around Stony Brook changes significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 0°C (32.1°F) in February up to 22.3°C (72.1°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Stony Brook 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 Stony Brook?

The current water temperature in the month of November in the waters near Stony Brook is about:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Stony Brook. The nearest one is Fire Island Point of Woods, which is only 19.1km (12.4miles) away from Stony Brook. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Fire Island Point of Woods and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Stony Brook are Smith point, which is approximately 19.9km (12.4miles) away, and Robert Moses, located approximately 21.8km (13.5miles) from Stony Brook.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are more beaches close to Stony Brook. The closest one is Cordwood, which is just 3km (1.8miles) away from Stony Brook. Another beach near Stony Brook is Rocky Point, which is roughly 11.4km (7.1miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Stony Brook?

The water temperature around Stony Brook is warm, reaching up to 22°C (72°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine without a rashguard or light top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures come down to nearly 0°C (32°F). During these months, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Stony Brook?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 0 to 5°C (32-41°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when temperatures go up to 17 to 22°C (63-72°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Stony Brook: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Stony Brook...

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