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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Torbay, Canada

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Torbay...

Torbay is a coastal city in Canada. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 3097 people. The water temperature around Torbay varies significantly year round. The temperature ranges from -0.8°C (30.5°F) in February up to 13.5°C (56.2°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 5°C (41°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Torbay 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 Torbay?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters close to Torbay is approximately:
-1°C (31°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are close to Torbay. A spot, which is not too far away, is Ingonish Beach, which is more than 370km (229.8miles) away from Torbay. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Ingonish Beach and its water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try Lawrencetown, which is ca 562km (349.1miles) away from Torbay. Another good surfspot is Lawrencetown, located ca 562km (349.1miles) from Torbay.

Are there nice beaches located close to Torbay?

No, not many beaches are located in close proximity to Torbay. A beach that might be worth checking out is Grand Beach, which is almost 135.8km (84.4miles) away from Torbay. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Wreck Beach, which is ca 364.9km (226.6miles) away from Torbay.

What wetsuit is needed for Torbay?

The water temperature around Torbay is pretty cold, reaching up to 13°C (56°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to roughly -1°C (31°F). In this season, a 5-6mm drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Torbay?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from -1 to 4°C (31-40°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 July, August, and September when temperatures range from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Torbay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Torbay...

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