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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near The Holes

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about The Holes...

The Holes is a geographical landform. The water temperature around The Holes changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 6.8°C (44.2°F) in March up to 14.1°C (57.4°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (49°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since The Holes 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 The Holes?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters around The Holes is ca:
11°C (52°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to The Holes. The closest decent spot is Hoddevik, which is 182.7km (113.5miles) away from The Holes. Click here to check out more information on Hoddevik and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try surfing Hellesto, which is approximately 194.4km (120.7miles) away from The Holes. Another good surfspot is Hellesto, located approximately 194.4km (120.7miles) from The Holes.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

Not many beaches are in proximity to The Holes. The closest decent beach is Thurso, which is 202.1km (125.5miles) away from The Holes. If you have some extra time, you can also try St Andrews Beach, which is approximately 309.7km (192.4miles) away from The Holes.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for The Holes?

The sea temperature at The Holes is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during February, March, and April, water temperatures reach lows of approximately 7°C (44°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near The Holes?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during February, March, and April. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to The Holes: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about The Holes...

Do you know what the the city Buang in the Philippines, the city Kasseburg in the Germany, and the city Uribia in the Colombia have in common with The Holes? Click on the links to find out...