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Fossil Beach Kodiak water temperature
Fossil Beach Kodiak ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Fossil Beach Kodiak Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Kodiak Island, USA)

Today's Fossil Beach Kodiak sea temperature is 12.3 °C.

Statistics for 25 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 9.9 °C, range: 9.0 °C to 10.9 °C

The water temperature (12 °C) at Fossil Beach Kodiak is quite cold. Despite the sun, windchill of 9 °C means that surfers will need plenty of neoprene. Wear a quality winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. A windchill factor of (9 °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 Fossil Beach Kodiak. 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.

Fossil Beach Kodiak Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Fossil Beach Kodiak sea water temperatures peak in the range 11 to 14°C (52 to 57°F) on around the 11th of August and are at their lowest on about the 28th of February, in the range 4 to 6°C (39 to 43°F). The maximum sea water temperatures at Fossil Beach Kodiak in the second week of August 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. The lowest sea water temperatures at Fossil Beach Kodiak 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 the fourth week of February.

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