Huntington Beach water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.9
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.9
Crowds: 2.6

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Huntington Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Orange County, USA)

Today's Huntington Beach sea temperature is 20.7 °C.

Statistics for 01 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 19.4 °C, range: 17.9 °C to 21.4 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 25 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (20 °C) warm too. Staying warm in the water won't be a problem in board-shorts, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.

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 Huntington 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.

Huntington 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.

Huntington Beach sea temperatures peak in the range 18 to 22°C (64 to 72°F) on around the 3rd of September and are at their coldest on about the 3rd of February, in the range 13 to 16°C (55 to 61°F). The warmest Huntington Beach sea temperatures at the start of September require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The coldest sea temperatures at Huntington Beach at the start of 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 Huntington 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 Huntington Beach. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

 

 

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