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Stockton Avenue water temperature
Stockton Avenue ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.0

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Stockton Avenue Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Santa Cruz, USA)

Today's Stockton Avenue sea temperature is 18.6 °C.

Statistics for 20 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 14.5 °C, range: 13.4 °C to 16.1 °C

The water temperature (18 °C) at Stockton Avenue is relatively warm. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a summer wetsuit. Effective air temperature of 15 °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 Stockton Avenue. 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.

Stockton Avenue 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.

Stockton Avenue sea water temperatures peak in the range 14 to 18°C (57 to 64°F) on around the 24th of September and are at their minimum on about the 7th of April, in the range 10 to 14°C (50 to 57°F). The maximum seasonal sea water temperatures at Stockton Avenue in the fourth week of September lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. At its minimum in the first part of April, low sea water temperatures at Stockton Avenue are suited to a 5/4mm or 5/3mm good quality wetsuit with neoprene gloves and 3mm boots. You will need a hood if it's windy or the air is cold.

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