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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Surf City, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Surf City...

Surf City is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Surf City varies extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 12.1°C (53.8°F) in February up to 26.7°C (80.1°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Surf City 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 Surf City?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Surf City is ca:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Surf City?

There are not many surf spots close to Surf City. A spot that might be worth checking out is Wrightsville beach, which is 20.3km (20.6miles) away from Surf City. Click here to check out more information on Wrightsville beach and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Surf City are Carolina Beach, which is roughly 33.2km (20.6miles) away, and Emerald Isle, located roughly 33.3km (20.7miles) from Surf City.

Are there any other sandy beaches near by?

There are several other beaches in close proximity to Surf City. The nearest one is Surf City, which is just 0km (0miles) away from Surf City. Another fun beach near Surf City is North Topsail Beach, which is ca 7.8km (4.9miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Surf City?

The sea temperature at Surf City is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (80°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a rashguard or 1mm top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, water temperatures drop down to roughly 12°C (54°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, 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 Surf City?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during June, July, and August when temperatures reach 22 to 27°C (71-80°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Surf City: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Surf City...

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