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Emma Wood State Beach water temperature
Emma Wood State Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 1.7

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Emma Wood State Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Ventura County, USA)

Today's Emma Wood State Beach sea temperature is 19.8 °C.

Statistics for 20 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 17.0 °C, range: 15.4 °C to 18.5 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 21 °C once we account for wind), yet at 19 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Emma Wood State Beach. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

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 Emma Wood State 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.

Emma Wood State 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.

Emma Wood State Beach sea temperatures peak in the range 16 to 20°C (61 to 68°F) on around the 4th of September and are at their coldest on about the 25th of February, in the range 12 to 15°C (54 to 59°F). The warmest seasonal sea temperatures at Emma Wood State Beach in early September lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The coldest sea temperatures at Emma Wood State Beach in late 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 Emma Wood State 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 Emma Wood State Beach. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.