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Point o Rocks water temperature
Point o Rocks ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Point o Rocks Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Gulf Coast, Florida, USA)

Today's Point o Rocks sea temperature is 22.2 °C.

Statistics for 11 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 23.2 °C, range: 21.7 °C to 24.6 °C

The water temperature (22 °C) at Point o Rocks is warm. If the sun shines as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a summer wetsuit. Effective air temperature of 12 °C, allowing for wind effects.

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 Point o Rocks. 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.

Point o Rocks 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.

Point o Rocks water temperatures peak in the range 29 to 31°C (84 to 88°F) on around the 19th of August and are at their minimum on about the 11th of February, in the range 19 to 22°C (66 to 72°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Point o Rocks climb to their warmest in the third week of August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Point o Rocks water temperatures are minimum in the second week 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 Point o Rocks 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 Point o Rocks. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.