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Crystal Beach water temperature
Crystal Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Crystal Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Lake Erie – Canada)

Today's Crystal Beach sea temperature is 20.4 °C.

Statistics for 15 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 19.2 °C, range: 17.1 °C to 21.1 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 20 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (20 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

Canada Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Canada
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Canada Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Canada
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 Crystal 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.

Crystal 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.

Crystal Beach sea temperatures peak in the range 19 to 24°C (66 to 75°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their lowest on about the 8th of February, in the range 1 to 2°C (34 to 36°F). Crystal Beach sea temperatures are maximum in early to mid August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The lowest sea temperatures at Crystal Beach 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 in early to mid February.

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