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Au Sable Point water temperature
Au Sable Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Au Sable Point Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Lake Superior, USA)

Today's Au Sable Point sea temperature is 14.4 °C.

Statistics for 20 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 2.9 °C, range: 1.4 °C to 3.8 °C

Fairly cool water temperature (14 °C) at Au Sable Point will be accompanied by sub-zero wind chill temperatures (-27 °C). Wear a full winter wetsuit and ideally a neoprene hood. Gloves and boots would probably be a good idea. A good day to escape from a bitterly cold and overcast day by getting wet.

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 Au Sable Point. 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.

Au Sable Point Water Temperature Graph

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

Au Sable Point water temperatures peak in the range 12 to 20°C (54 to 68°F) on around the 14th of August and are at their minimum on about the 22nd of March, in the range 1 to 3°C (34 to 37°F). The maximum seasonal water temperatures at Au Sable Point in mid August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The minimum water temperatures at Au Sable Point mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here in the second half of March.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Au Sable Point 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 Au Sable Point. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.