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The Inlet and Pier water temperature
The Inlet and Pier ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.3

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The Inlet and Pier Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Maryland, USA)

Today's The Inlet and Pier sea temperature is 12.3 °C.

Statistics for 27 Apr (1981–2005) – mean: 10.7 °C, range: 8.0 °C to 14.1 °C

Sunny with deceptively warm air temperatures, yet the sea remains quite cold at The Inlet and Pier. Surfers will need a good quality spring wetsuit and optionally a hood, neoprene gloves and boots.

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 The Inlet and Pier. 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.

The Inlet and Pier 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.

The Inlet and Pier sea water temperatures peak in the range 23 to 26°C (73 to 79°F) on around the 9th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 3 to 7°C (37 to 45°F). The Inlet and Pier sea water temperatures are always warm reach their highest in early to mid August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The coldest sea water temperatures at The Inlet and Pier 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 The Inlet and Pier 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 The Inlet and Pier. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.