Wildwood Crest water temperature
Wildwood Crest ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.7
Crowds: 2.8

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Wildwood Crest Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(New Jersey, USA)

Today's Wildwood Crest sea temperature is 20.0 °C.

Statistics for 21 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 15.8 °C, range: 13.4 °C to 17.9 °C

The water temperature (20 °C) at Wildwood Crest is warm and the air temperature should feel similar (windchill forecast 17 °C). If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a shorty or a summer wetsuit.

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

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at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Wildwood Crest. 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.

Wildwood Crest 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.

Wildwood Crest sea water temperatures peak in the range 22 to 25°C (72 to 77°F) on around the 9th of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, in the range 1 to 5°C (34 to 41°F). Wildwood Crest sea water temperatures are always warm reach their warmest in early to mid August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The lowest sea water temperatures at Wildwood Crest 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 Wildwood Crest 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 Wildwood Crest. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

 

 

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