Oku Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
Today's Oku sea temperature is 21.4 °C.
Statistics for 31 Mar (1981–2005) – mean: 22.6 °C, range: 21.7 °C to 24.3 °C
Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 22 °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.
Map of current Japan
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Japan
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 Oku. 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.
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.
Oku sea temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 19th of July and are at their lowest on about the 16th of February, in the range 21 to 23°C (70 to 73°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Oku climb to their warmest in the third week of July. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Oku sea temperatures are lowest in the middle of February. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Oku 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 Oku. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.