Rodanthe Pier Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(North Carolina, USA)
Today's Rodanthe Pier sea temperature is 20.3 °C.
Statistics for 24 Apr (1981–2005) – mean: 19.7 °C, range: 17.1 °C to 22.0 °C
Warm in and out of the water temperature at Rodanthe Pier today, but forecast to be overcast. With sea temperatures of 20 °C and a wind chill of 21 °C, most surfers will choose a shorty or a summer suit or just board shorts.
Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Rodanthe Pier. 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.
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.
Rodanthe Pier water temperatures peak in the range 26 to 28°C (79 to 82°F) on around the 22nd of July and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, in the range 13 to 18°C (55 to 64°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Rodanthe Pier climb to their maximum in the second half of July. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The lowest seasonal water temperatures at Rodanthe Pier at the beginning of March lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Rodanthe Pier 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 Rodanthe Pier. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.