Bird Point (Tidal Bore) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Alaska – Mainland, USA)
- Weather State
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Today's Bird Point (Tidal Bore) sea temperature is 4.1 °C.
Statistics for 30 Apr (1981–2005)
– mean: 4.7 °C,
range: 3.0 °C
to 5.9 °C
Water temperature (4 °C) at Bird Point (Tidal Bore) is close to freezing today and the windchill (1 °C) will make tha air temperature seem similarly cold. You'll need a thick hooded winter wetsuit as well as neoprene gloves and boots and the forecast cloudiness won't make it feel any better.
Map of current United States
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
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 Bird Point (Tidal Bore). 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.
Bird Point (Tidal Bore) sea temperatures peak in the range 10 to 14°C (50 to 57°F) on around the 12th of August and are at their coldest on about the 30th of March, in the range 2 to 6°C (36 to 43°F). At its highest in the second week of August, low sea temperatures at Bird Point (Tidal Bore) are suited to a 5/4mm or 5/3mm good quality wetsuit with neoprene gloves and 3mm boots. You will need a hood if it's windy or the air is cold. The coldest sea temperatures at Bird Point (Tidal Bore) 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 at the tail of March.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Bird Point (Tidal Bore) 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 Bird Point (Tidal Bore). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.
Do you have old images of surf? Simply upload them to the photo gallery and we will search our vast archive of forecasts and display the open water swell sizes, directions and periods, as well as wind and tide at the time of the image. It's a really useful way of knowing what to look for in the forecast tables.