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Out Front water temperature
Out Front ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.1

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Out Front Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Virginia, USA)

Today's Out Front sea temperature is 15.2 °C.

Statistics for 23 May (1981–2005) – mean: 16.3 °C, range: 13.1 °C to 19.8 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feels like 22 °C) at Out Front, 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 Out Front. 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.

Out Front 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.

Out Front sea temperatures peak in the range 24 to 26°C (75 to 79°F) on around the 9th of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, in the range 4 to 9°C (39 to 48°F). Out Front sea temperatures are always warm reach their warmest in early to mid August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The lowest sea temperatures at Out Front 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 Out Front 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 Out Front. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.