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Island Beach State Park water temperature
Island Beach State Park ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 1.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.4
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.3

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Island Beach State Park Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(New Jersey, USA)

Today's Island Beach State Park sea temperature is 22.5 °C.

Statistics for 19 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 15.8 °C, range: 13.2 °C to 17.8 °C

The Island Beach State Park water temperature is warm (22 °C) but the air temperature will feel a lot cooler (13 °C). A good quality spring wetsuit would be ideal

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 Island Beach State Park. 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.

Island Beach State Park 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.

Island Beach State Park sea temperatures peak in the range 22 to 24°C (72 to 75°F) on around the 8th of August and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, in the range 1 to 4°C (34 to 39°F). Island Beach State Park sea temperatures are always warm reach their highest 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 sea temperatures at Island Beach State Park 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 Island Beach State Park 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 Island Beach State Park. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.