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Davenport Landing water temperature
Davenport Landing ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 2.2

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Davenport Landing Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Santa Cruz, USA)

Today's Davenport Landing sea temperature is 18.4 °C.

Statistics for 18 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 14.5 °C, range: 13.5 °C to 16.1 °C

The water temperature (18 °C) at Davenport Landing 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 18 °C.

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 Davenport Landing. 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.

Davenport Landing 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.

Davenport Landing sea temperatures peak in the range 14 to 18°C (57 to 64°F) on around the 24th of September and are at their coldest on about the 2nd of April, in the range 10 to 14°C (50 to 57°F). The maximum seasonal sea temperatures at Davenport Landing in the fourth week of September lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The coldest sea temperatures at Davenport Landing in early April 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 Davenport Landing 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 Davenport Landing. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.