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Sheboygan water temperature
Sheboygan ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.1
Consistency of Surf: 2.6
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 3.2

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Sheboygan Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Lake Michigan, USA)

Today's Sheboygan sea temperature is -1.2 °C.

Statistics for 23 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 11.4 °C, range: 9.3 °C to 13.4 °C

The water temperature (-1 °C) at Sheboygan is close to freezing. You will need a good quality thick winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots; despite the sunshine. Relatively mild air temperature compared to the water temperature and a windchill factor of (13 °C).

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 Sheboygan. 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.

Sheboygan 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.

Sheboygan sea water temperatures peak in the range 19 to 24°C (66 to 75°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 2 to 3°C (36 to 37°F). Sheboygan sea water temperatures are maximum in early to mid August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The coldest sea water temperatures at Sheboygan mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here at the beginning of March.

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