Carlsbad City Beach water temperature
Carlsbad City Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.8
Crowds: 3.0

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Carlsbad City Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(San Diego County, USA)

Today's Carlsbad City Beach sea temperature is 17.8 °C.

Statistics for 18 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 15.2 °C, range: 13.8 °C to 16.9 °C

The water temperature (17 °C) at Carlsbad City Beach is relatively warm. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a summer wetsuit. Effective air temperature of 17 °C.

United States Sea Water Temperature

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Surface Water Temperatures
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United States Water Temperature Anomaly

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Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Carlsbad City Beach. 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.

Carlsbad City Beach 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.

Carlsbad City Beach sea water temperatures peak in the range 18 to 22°C (64 to 72°F) on around the 5th of September and are at their minimum on about the 4th of February, in the range 13 to 16°C (55 to 61°F). Carlsbad City Beach sea water temperatures are warmest at the beginning of September. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The minimum sea water temperatures at Carlsbad City Beach in early 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 Carlsbad City Beach 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 Carlsbad City Beach. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

 

 

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