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Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda water temperature
Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.5

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Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North Oregon, USA)

Today's Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda sea temperature is 13.1 °C.

Statistics for 18 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 13.0 °C, range: 11.3 °C to 14.9 °C

The Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda water temperature is rather cool (13 °C) and the air temperature will feel about the same. A good quality spring wetsuit with optional neoprene boots should suffice. No need for wetsuit gloves.

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 Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda. 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.

Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda 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.

Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda sea water temperatures peak in the range 13 to 17°C (55 to 63°F) on around the 18th of August and are at their lowest on about the 28th of January, in the range 8 to 11°C (46 to 52°F). The maximum seasonal sea water temperatures at Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda in the third week of August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. At its lowest in the fourth week of January, low sea water temperatures at Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda are suited to a 5/4mm or 5/3mm good quality wetsuit with neoprene gloves and 3mm boots. You will need a hood if it's windy or the air is cold.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda 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 Pacific City/Cape Kiwanda. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.