Newport Beach water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
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Newport Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(United-States – CAL – Orange County)

Today's Newport Beach sea temperature is 15.9 °C.

Statistics for 21 Apr (1981–2005) – mean: 15.1 °C, range: 13.8 °C to 17.1 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feels like 21 °C) at Newport Beach, yet the sea remains several degrees colder than the air. Most surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

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 Newport Beach. 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.

Newport Beach 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.

Newport Beach water temperatures peak in the range 18 to 22°C (64 to 72°F) on around the 5th of September and are at their lowest on about the 5th of February, in the range 13 to 16°C (55 to 61°F). The maximum Newport Beach water temperatures at the beginning of September require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The lowest water temperatures at Newport Beach 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 Newport Beach 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 Newport Beach. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

 

 

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