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Jelly Bowl Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Santa Barbara, USA)

Today's Jelly Bowl sea temperature is 18.7 °C.

Statistics for 23 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 16.7 °C, range: 14.8 °C to 18.7 °C

A big contrast between hot air temperatures (feeling like 35 °C once we account for wind), and cool water temperature (18 °C) at Jelly Bowl. Surfers will need a thin summer wetsuit.

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 Jelly Bowl. 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.

Jelly Bowl 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.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Jelly Bowl 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 Jelly Bowl. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.