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Latigo Point water temperature
Latigo Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.8

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Latigo Point Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Los Angeles County, USA)

Today's Latigo Point sea temperature is 17.0 °C.

Statistics for 17 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 14.8 °C, range: 13.0 °C to 16.8 °C

The water temperature (17 °C) at Latigo Point is relatively warm. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a summer wetsuit. Effective air temperature of 18 °C.

United States Sea Water Temperature

Map of current United States
Surface Water Temperatures
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United States Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current United States
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 Latigo Point. 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.

Latigo Point 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.

Latigo Point water temperatures peak in the range 16 to 20°C (61 to 68°F) on around the 6th of September and are at their coldest on about the 5th of February, in the range 12 to 16°C (54 to 61°F). The warmest Latigo Point water temperatures in the first week of September require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The coldest water temperatures at Latigo Point at the beginning 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 Latigo Point 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 Latigo Point. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.