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Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
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Termination Point Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Kodiak Island, USA)

Today's Termination Point sea temperature is 9.5 °C.

Statistics for 21 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 7.9 °C, range: 5.7 °C to 9.0 °C

Water temperature (9 °C) at Termination Point is really very cold. Despite the weak sunshine, the air will feel like -4 °C, so that even wearing a thick winter wetsuit, neoprene hood, gloves and boots it will be difficult to stay warm in the sea at Termination Point today.

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 Termination Point. 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.

Termination Point 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.

Termination Point sea water temperatures peak in the range 10 to 14°C (50 to 57°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 2nd of March, in the range 4 to 6°C (39 to 43°F). The highest sea water temperatures at Termination Point in early to mid August 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. The coldest sea water temperatures at Termination Point 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 in early March.

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