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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near The Shoals, United States

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

The Shoals is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around The Shoals has a large variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 12.1°C (53.8°F) in February up to 27.8°C (82.1°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 22°C (71°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since The Shoals 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 The Shoals?

The current water temperature in the month of December at The Shoals is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in close proximity to The Shoals. The nearest one is Little Talbot, which is 3.2km (2miles) away from The Shoals. Click here for more information on Little Talbot and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near The Shoals is The Mayport Poles, which is ca 3.4km (2.1miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

There are other beaches in close proximity to The Shoals. The nearest one is Neptune Beach, which is 8.3km (5.2miles) away from The Shoals. Another nice beach near The Shoals is Jacksonville Beach, which is 10.2km (6.3miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for The Shoals?

The sea temperature at The Shoals is very warm, reaching up to 28°C (82°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a rashguard or 1mm top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at The Shoals. However, during late winter, temperatures cool down to roughly 12°C (54°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near The Shoals?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during fall when temperatures go up to 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to The Shoals: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about The Shoals...

Do you know what the the city Lindo in Sweden, the city Moerewa in New Zealand, and the city Aver-o-Mar in Portugal have in common with The Shoals? Click on the links to find out...