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

Overall: 3.5

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Bayfield Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Lake Huron – Canada)

Today's Bayfield sea temperature is -1.4 °C.

Statistics for 20 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 10.6 °C, range: 8.5 °C to 12.3 °C

Very cold water temperature (-1 °C) at Bayfield is close to freezing. Despite the sunshine, even with a thick winter wetsuit, neoprene hood, gloves and boots it will be difficult for surfers to stay comfortable in the sea at Bayfield for long today.

Canada Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Canada
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 Bayfield. 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.

Bayfield 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.

Bayfield sea temperatures peak in the range 16 to 22°C (61 to 72°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their minimum on about the 19th of March, in the range 1 to 2°C (34 to 36°F). The highest Bayfield sea temperatures in early to mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The minimum sea temperatures at Bayfield 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 third week of March.

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