Indian River (Northside) water temperature
Indian River (Northside) ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

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Indian River (Northside) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Delaware, USA)

Today's Indian River (Northside) sea temperature is 16.6 °C.

Statistics for 24 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 11.5 °C, range: 9.3 °C to 14.6 °C

The water temperature (16 °C) at Indian River (Northside) is quite cool. If the sun shines as we have forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good spring wetsuit. Effective windchill factor of (18 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

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Surface Water Temperatures
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Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

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at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Indian River (Northside). 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.

Indian River (Northside) 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.

Indian River (Northside) water temperatures peak in the range 23 to 25°C (73 to 77°F) on around the 8th of August and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, in the range 2 to 6°C (36 to 43°F). Indian River (Northside) water temperatures are always warm reach their warmest in early to mid August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The minimum water temperatures at Indian River (Northside) 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 Indian River (Northside) 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 Indian River (Northside). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

 

 

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