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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Whittard Canyon

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Whittard Canyon...

Whittard Canyon is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Whittard Canyon changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 11.3°C (52.3°F) in April up to 17.5°C (63.5°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 14°C (57°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Whittard Canyon 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 Whittard Canyon?

The current water temperature in the month of October near Whittard Canyon is about:
16°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are located in close proximity to Whittard Canyon. A spot, which is not too far away, is Barley Cove, which is more than 204km (126.7miles) away from Whittard Canyon. Click here for more information on Barley Cove and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Longstrand, which is ca 219.7km (136.5miles) away from Whittard Canyon. Another surfspot is Longstrand, located approximately 219.7km (136.5miles) from Whittard Canyon.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are in close proximity to Whittard Canyon. The next good one is Tragumna, which is almost 211.8km (131.6miles) away from Whittard Canyon. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Owenahincha, approximately 219.9km (136.6miles) away from Whittard Canyon.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Whittard Canyon?

The sea temperature at Whittard Canyon is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Whittard Canyon. However, during spring, water temperatures come down to nearly 11°C (52°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Whittard Canyon?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F) during March, April, and May. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Whittard Canyon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Whittard Canyon...

Do you know what the the city Chadstone in Australia, the geo Schwabenland Seamount , and the city Mavingouni in Comoros have in common with Whittard Canyon? Click on the links to find out...