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Redwood Creek water temperature
Redwood Creek ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.2

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Redwood Creek Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Humboldt County, USA)

Today's Redwood Creek sea temperature is 12.1 °C.

Statistics for 13 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 11.5 °C, range: 10.3 °C to 13.7 °C

Sunny with pleasant to warm air temperatures, yet the sea at Redwood Creek remains rather cold. Surfers will need a spring wetsuit and ideally neoprene hood, gloves and boots.

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 Redwood Creek. 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.

Redwood Creek 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.

Redwood Creek water temperatures peak in the range 11 to 17°C (52 to 63°F) on around the 23rd of August and are at their minimum on about the 14th of February, in the range 9 to 12°C (48 to 54°F). The maximum water temperatures at Redwood Creek 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 minimum in mid February, low water temperatures at Redwood Creek 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 Redwood Creek 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 Redwood Creek. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.