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Atlantic Beach water temperature
Atlantic Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.4

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Atlantic Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North Carolina, USA)

Today's Atlantic Beach sea temperature is 28.6 °C.

Statistics for 18 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 26.3 °C, range: 24.9 °C to 28.2 °C

Very warm air temperatures and very warm water(28 °C) too at Atlantic Beach, warm enough for wearing board shorts and a rash vest in the surf. Cloudy, but feeling very pleasant in and out of the water.

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Atlantic Beach. 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.

Atlantic Beach 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.

Atlantic Beach water temperatures peak in the range 27 to 29°C (81 to 84°F) on around the 18th of July and are at their coldest on about the 3rd of February, in the range 16 to 21°C (61 to 70°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Atlantic Beach climb to their warmest in the third week of July. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The coldest Atlantic Beach water temperatures at the start of February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

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