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Apache Pier water temperature
Apache Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.7

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Apache Pier Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(South Carolina, USA)

Today's Apache Pier sea temperature is 28.9 °C.

Statistics for 20 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 26.8 °C, range: 25.3 °C to 28.9 °C

Sunny with warm air temperatures at Apache Pier today (feels like 24 °C once we account for wind), and warmer sea temperatures (28 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or perhaps a thin summer wetsuit 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 Apache Pier. 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.

Apache Pier 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.

Apache Pier sea water temperatures peak in the range 27 to 29°C (81 to 84°F) on around the 23rd of July and are at their minimum on about the 19th of February, in the range 18 to 22°C (64 to 72°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Apache Pier climb to their warmest in the fourth week of July. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Apache Pier sea water temperatures are minimum in the third week of February. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Apache Pier 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 Apache Pier. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.