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

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

Valdes is an island in Canada. It is located in the Gulf Islands island group. The water temperature around Valdes varies significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 6.3°C (43.4°F) in January up to 17.3°C (63.1°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Valdes 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 Valdes?

The current water temperature in the month of August in the waters close to Valdes is approximately:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Valdes. The next good one is Point roberts point, which is just 27.5km (26.2miles) away from Valdes. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Point roberts point and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Valdes are Midgets, which is approximately 42.1km (26.2miles) away, and China Beach, located ca 48.6km (30.2miles) from Valdes.

Are there nice beaches located close to Valdes?

No, there are not many beaches near to Valdes. A good beach nearby is Spanish Bank, which is just 23.7km (14.7miles) away from Valdes. Another good beach near Valdes is Locarno Beach, which is roughly 24.3km (15.1miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Valdes?

The water temperature around Valdes is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Valdes. Nevertheless, during winter, sea temperatures drop down to 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Valdes?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during summer when water temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Valdes: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Valdes...

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