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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Wilkes Seamount

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Wilkes Seamount...

Wilkes Seamount is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Wilkes Seamount is almost steady throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 24°C (75.2°F) in March up to 27.1°C (80.7°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 25°C (78°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Wilkes Seamount 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 Wilkes Seamount?

The current water temperature in the month of February near Wilkes Seamount is about:
24°C (76°F)

Are there surf spots near Wilkes Seamount?

Not too many surf spots are located close to Wilkes Seamount. A spot that might be worth checking out is Pohoiki, which is 165.8km (103miles) away from Wilkes Seamount. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Pohoiki and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing Papaikou Mill, which is 191.9km (119.2miles) away from Wilkes Seamount. Another good surfspot is Papaikou Mill, located 191.9km (119.2miles) from Wilkes Seamount.

Are there beautiful beaches near Wilkes Seamount?

No, not too many beaches are located near to Wilkes Seamount. The closest decent one is Kehena, which is almost 163.7km (101.7miles) away from Wilkes Seamount. If you have some extra time, you can also visit MacKenzie State Recreation Area, which is 165km (102.5miles) away from Wilkes Seamount.

What wetsuit is recommended for Wilkes Seamount?

The average water temperature at Wilkes Seamount is very warm, around 25°C (78°F), with very little changes during the year. Because of this, a wetsuit is often times not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Wilkes Seamount, especially during the day and not windy conditions. Nevertheless, it can get a little bit chilly in the mornings and during windy days. You might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit, jumpsuit or at least a rashguard to be prepared. The coldest months are February, March, and April. You should be fine without a wetsuit in the fall, particularly during August, September, and October. However, it is recommended to carry UVA/UVB protection, as the sun radiation at Wilkes Seamount is very intense year round.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Wilkes Seamount?

Diving and fishing conditions are very similar during the year. The waters at Wilkes Seamount are mostly very warm, reaching temperatures between 22 and 27°C (72-81°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Wilkes Seamount: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Wilkes Seamount...

Do you know what the the city Valderrueda in Spain, the city Palmoli in Italy, and the city Monteparano in Italy have in common with Wilkes Seamount? Click on the links to find out...