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Acid Drops water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 4.0

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Acid Drops Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Kaua'i, USA)

Today's Acid Drops sea temperature is 27.0 °C.

Statistics for 28 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 27.1 °C, range: 26.3 °C to 27.9 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 26 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (27 °C) very warm too. Staying comfortable in the water at Acid Drops won't be a problem, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.

United States Sea Water Temperature

Map of current United States
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
United States Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current United States
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Acid Drops. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Acid Drops Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Acid Drops water temperatures peak in the range 26 to 28°C (79 to 82°F) on around the 9th of September and are at their coldest on about the 8th of February, in the range 23 to 25°C (73 to 77°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Acid Drops climb to their maximum in early to mid September. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Acid Drops water temperatures are always warm but dip to their coldest in early to mid February. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Acid Drops can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Acid Drops. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.