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Wiggins Pass water temperature
Wiggins Pass ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.9

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Wiggins Pass Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Gulf Coast, Florida, USA)

Today's Wiggins Pass sea temperature is 29.0 °C.

Statistics for 22 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 27.1 °C, range: 26.4 °C to 28.0 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 27 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (29 °C) very warm too. Staying comfortable in the water at Wiggins Pass won't be a problem, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.

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 Wiggins Pass. 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.

Wiggins Pass 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.

Wiggins Pass water temperatures peak in the range 29 to 31°C (84 to 88°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 10th of February, in the range 20 to 23°C (68 to 73°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Wiggins Pass climb to their highest in early to mid August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Wiggins Pass water temperatures are coldest in early to mid February. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up.

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