uk es it fr pt nl
Fishermans Island water temperature
Fishermans Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.0

See all 18 ratings

Based on 2 votes. Vote


Surf Report Feed

Fishermans Island Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Virginia, USA)

Today's Fishermans Island sea temperature is 26.3 °C.

Statistics for 21 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 25.1 °C, range: 23.3 °C to 26.4 °C

Very warm air temperatures and very warm water(26 °C) too at Fishermans Island, 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)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Fishermans Island. 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.

Fishermans Island 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.

Fishermans Island sea water temperatures peak in the range 23 to 27°C (73 to 81°F) on around the 25th of July and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, in the range 6 to 12°C (43 to 54°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Fishermans Island climb to their warmest in late July. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The lowest sea water temperatures at Fishermans Island 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 at the beginning of March.

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