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Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Boiler Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North Carolina, USA)

Today's Boiler sea temperature is 8.8 °C.

Statistics for 22 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 16.5 °C, range: 12.3 °C to 19.0 °C

Water temperature (8 °C) at Boiler is really very cold. Despite the weak sunshine, the air will feel like -10 °C, so that even wearing a thick winter wetsuit, neoprene hood, gloves and boots it will be difficult to stay warm in the sea at Boiler today.

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Boiler. 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.

Boiler 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.

Boiler water temperatures peak in the range 26 to 28°C (79 to 82°F) on around the 22nd of July and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, in the range 13 to 18°C (55 to 64°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Boiler climb to their warmest in the second half of July. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The minimum seasonal water temperatures at Boiler 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 Boiler 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 Boiler. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.