Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(South Oregon, USA)
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Today's Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek sea temperature is 11.3 °C.
Statistics for 03 May (1981–2005)
– mean: 11.6 °C,
range: 9.9 °C
to 13.4 °C
The water temperature (11 °C) at Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek is quite cold. If the sun shines as forecast, it should feel warm enough to get away with a good sealed spring wetsuit but you won't overheat in a winter wetsuit, gloves boots and a hood. Effective windchill factor of (14 °C).
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Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
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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 Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek. 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.
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.
Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek sea temperatures peak in the range 11 to 17°C (52 to 63°F) on around the 25th of August and are at their minimum on about the 14th of February, in the range 9 to 12°C (48 to 54°F). The maximum sea temperatures at Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek in late 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. At its minimum in mid February, low sea temperatures at Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek are suited to a 5/4mm or 5/3mm good quality wetsuit with neoprene gloves and 3mm boots. You will need a hood if it's windy or the air is cold.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek 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 Gold Beach/South Park/Hunter Creek. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.
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