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17th Ave water temperature
17th Ave ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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17th Ave Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Gulf Coast, Florida, USA)

Today's 17th Ave sea temperature is 25.6 °C.

Statistics for 19 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 24.6 °C, range: 22.2 °C to 26.0 °C

Sunny with warm air temperatures at 17th Ave today (feels like 23 °C once we account for wind), and warmer sea temperatures (25 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or perhaps a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

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 17th Ave. 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.

17th Ave 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.

17th Ave sea temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 26th of July and are at their lowest on about the 10th of February, in the range 16 to 20°C (61 to 68°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at 17th Ave climb to their warmest in the fourth week of July. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The lowest seasonal sea temperatures at 17th Ave in early to mid February 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 17th Ave 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 17th Ave. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.