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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near White Island Canyon

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about White Island Canyon...

White Island Canyon is a geographical landform. The water temperature around White Island Canyon varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 15.2°C (59.4°F) in September up to 21.4°C (70.5°F) in the month of January, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since White Island Canyon is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near White Island Canyon?

The current water temperature in the month of February in the waters around White Island Canyon is ca:
21°C (70°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to White Island Canyon. A spot, which is not too far away, is Ohope Beach West End, which is 60.7km (40.7miles) away from White Island Canyon. Click here to check out more information on Ohope Beach West End and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near White Island Canyon are Matata, which is 65.6km (40.7miles) away, and Newdicks Beach, located 69.7km (43.3miles) from White Island Canyon.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

Not many beaches are near to White Island Canyon. The next good beach is Hot Water Beach, which is 95.6km (59.4miles) away from White Island Canyon. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Red Beach, roughly 161.3km (100.2miles) away from White Island Canyon.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for White Island Canyon?

The sea temperature at White Island Canyon is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during early fall, sea temperatures reach lows of 15°C (59°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near White Island Canyon?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during August, September, and October. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during winter when water temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to White Island Canyon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about White Island Canyon...

Do you know what the the city Lampedusa in Italy, the geo Roggeveen Rise , and the city Herceg-Novi in Montenegro have in common with White Island Canyon? Click on the links to find out...