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Chokusen water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Chokusen Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Kyu Shu, Japan)

Today's Chokusen sea temperature is 26.5 °C.

Statistics for 16 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 25.6 °C, range: 24.7 °C to 26.7 °C

Sunny with warm air temperatures at Chokusen today (feels like 20 °C once we account for wind), and warmer sea temperatures (26 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or perhaps a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

Japan Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Japan
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Japan Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Japan
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 Chokusen. 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.

Chokusen 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.

Chokusen sea water temperatures peak in the range 27 to 30°C (81 to 86°F) on around the 4th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 18 to 20°C (64 to 68°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Chokusen climb to their maximum in early August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The coldest Chokusen sea water temperatures at the beginning of March require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

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