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Patricks Point State Park water temperature
Patricks Point State Park ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Patricks Point State Park Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Humboldt County, USA)

Today's Patricks Point State Park sea temperature is 13.7 °C.

Statistics for 23 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 12.9 °C, range: 11.4 °C to 14.2 °C

The water temperature (13 °C) at Patricks Point State Park is quite cool. If the sun shines as we have forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good spring wetsuit. Effective windchill factor of (19 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

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 Patricks Point State Park. 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.

Patricks Point State Park Water Temperature Graph

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Patricks Point State Park sea temperatures peak in the range 11 to 17°C (52 to 63°F) on around the 24th of August and are at their lowest on about the 2nd of April, in the range 10 to 13°C (50 to 55°F). The highest sea temperatures at Patricks Point State Park in the fourth week of August 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. At its lowest in early April, low sea temperatures at Patricks Point State Park 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 Patricks Point State Park 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 Patricks Point State Park. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.