BackDoor (Haifa) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Israel – North of Tel Aviv)
Today's BackDoor (Haifa) sea temperature is 23.0 °C.
Statistics for 24 May (1981–2005)
– mean: 21.7 °C,
range: 19.6 °C
to 23.1 °C
Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 29 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (23 °C) warm too. Staying warm in the water won't be a problem in board-shorts, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.
Map of current Israel
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Israel
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies
(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)
(click thumbnails to expand)
Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for BackDoor (Haifa). 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.
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.
BackDoor (Haifa) sea temperatures peak in the range 27 to 29°C (81 to 84°F) on around the 11th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 16 to 17°C (61 to 63°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at BackDoor (Haifa) climb to their warmest in the second week of August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The coldest seasonal sea temperatures at BackDoor (Haifa) at the beginning of March lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at BackDoor (Haifa) 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 BackDoor (Haifa). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has stated that a magnitude 8.2 Earthquake beneath the Sea of Okhosk did not generate a destructive Tsunami. However, we suggest that local interests also listen for statements from the Japan Meteorological Agency, located much closer to the source.