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

Overall: 3.8

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Browns Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Big Island, USA)

Today's Browns sea temperature is 28.7 °C.

Statistics for 23 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 26.6 °C, range: 25.6 °C to 27.2 °C

Very warm air temperatures and very warm water(28 °C) too at Browns, warm enough for wearing board shorts and a rash vest in the surf. Cloudy, but feeling very pleasant in and out of the water.

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 Browns. 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.

Browns 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.

Browns sea temperatures peak in the range 26 to 28°C (79 to 82°F) on around the 26th of September and are at their coldest on about the 14th of February, in the range 24 to 25°C (75 to 77°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Browns climb to their highest in the fourth week of September. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Browns sea temperatures are always warm but dip to their coldest in mid February. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy.

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