Jones Beach State Park water temperature
Jones Beach State Park ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.7
Crowds: 3.0

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Jones Beach State Park Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Long Island New York, USA)

Today's Jones Beach State Park sea temperature is 21.0 °C.

Statistics for 24 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 22.3 °C, range: 19.2 °C to 23.9 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 24 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (21 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

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Surface Water Temperatures
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Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Jones 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.

Jones 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.

Jones Beach State Park sea temperatures peak in the range 21 to 24°C (70 to 75°F) on around the 9th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 2 to 5°C (36 to 41°F). Jones 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 coldest sea temperatures at Jones 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 Jones 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 Jones Beach State Park. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

 

 

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