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Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay water temperature
Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.3

Overall: 3.8

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Laguna Beach – South Crescent Bay Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Orange County, USA)

Today's Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay sea temperature is 20.0 °C.

Statistics for 21 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 18.4 °C, range: 16.9 °C to 19.7 °C

The water temperature (20 °C) at Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay is warm and the air temperature should feel similar (windchill forecast 18 °C). If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a shorty or a summer wetsuit.

United States Sea Water Temperature

Map of current United States
Surface Water Temperatures
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United States Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current United States
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

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at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay. 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.

Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay 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.

Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay sea temperatures peak in the range 18 to 22°C (64 to 72°F) on around the 6th of September and are at their minimum on about the 5th of February, in the range 13 to 16°C (55 to 61°F). The warmest Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay sea temperatures in the first week of September require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The minimum sea temperatures at Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay at the beginning 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 Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay 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 Laguna Beach - South Crescent Bay. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.