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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Wirdum, Netherlands

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

Wirdum is a coastal city in the Netherlands. It is a quite little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 1232 people. The water temperature around Wirdum has a large variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 3.6°C (38.5°F) in January up to 20.1°C (68.2°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Wirdum 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 Wirdum?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters near Wirdum is about:
8°C (47°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Wirdum. A spot, which is not too far away, is Vlieland, which is 32.9km (27.1miles) away from Wirdum. Click here to check out more information on Vlieland and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Wirdum are Texel, Kogerstrand, which is 43.7km (27.1miles) away, and Texel, Paal 12, located approximately 46km (28.5miles) from Wirdum.

Are there beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to Wirdum. A beach that might be worth checking out is Borkum-Nordseeheilbad, which is 46.7km (29miles) away from Wirdum. Another fun beach near Wirdum is Juist Beach, which is roughly 61.5km (38.2miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Wirdum?

The water temperature around Wirdum is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Wirdum. Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, sea temperatures come down to approximately 4°C (38°F). During this time, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very good 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Wirdum?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 4 to 9°C (38-47°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during summer when temperatures go up to 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Wirdum: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Wirdum...

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