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Bee Hives water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.2

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Bee Hives Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Los Angeles County, USA)

Today's Bee Hives sea temperature is 15.8 °C.

Statistics for 18 Mar (1981–2005) – mean: 14.5 °C, range: 13.2 °C to 16.1 °C

The water temperature (15 °C) at Bee Hives is quite cool. If the sun shines as we have forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good spring wetsuit. Effective windchill factor of (15 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

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 Bee Hives. 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.

Bee Hives 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.

Bee Hives sea water temperatures peak in the range 17 to 21°C (63 to 70°F) on around the 4th of September and are at their minimum on about the 5th of February, in the range 13 to 16°C (55 to 61°F). The warmest Bee Hives sea water temperatures in early September require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The minimum sea water temperatures at Bee Hives at the beginning of February are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days.

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