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Salt Creek Middles water temperature
Salt Creek Middles ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.8

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Salt Creek Middles Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Orange County, USA)

Today's Salt Creek Middles sea temperature is 19.7 °C.

Statistics for 20 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 18.4 °C, range: 16.9 °C to 19.7 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 21 °C once we account for wind), yet at 19 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Salt Creek Middles. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

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 Salt Creek Middles. 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.

Salt Creek Middles 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.

Salt Creek Middles sea temperatures peak in the range 18 to 22°C (64 to 72°F) on around the 5th of September and are at their minimum on about the 3rd of February, in the range 13 to 17°C (55 to 63°F). The warmest Salt Creek Middles sea temperatures at the beginning of September require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The minimum sea temperatures at Salt Creek Middles at the start of February 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.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Salt Creek Middles 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 Salt Creek Middles. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.