Wells Beach water temperature
Wells Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

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Wells Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Maine, USA)

Today's Wells Beach sea temperature is 18.6 °C.

Statistics for 27 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 17.8 °C, range: 16.3 °C to 20.0 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 21 °C once we account for wind), yet at 18 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Wells Beach. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

United States Sea Water Temperature

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

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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 Wells Beach. 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.

Wells Beach 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.

Wells Beach sea water temperatures peak in the range 17 to 20°C (63 to 68°F) on around the 8th of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, in the range 2 to 3°C (36 to 37°F). The warmest Wells Beach sea water temperatures in early to mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The lowest sea water temperatures at Wells Beach 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 Wells Beach 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 Wells Beach. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

 

 

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