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Erie Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Lake Erie – Canada)

Today's Erie Beach sea temperature is 18.1 °C.

Statistics for 03 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 16.8 °C, range: 15.1 °C to 18.3 °C

The water temperature (18 °C) at Erie Beach is relatively warm. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a summer wetsuit. Effective air temperature of 16 °C.

Canada Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Canada
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Erie 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.

Erie 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.

Erie Beach sea water temperatures peak in the range 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F) on around the 2nd of August and are at their minimum on about the 12th of February, in the range -0 to 2°C (32 to 36°F). Erie Beach sea water temperatures are always warm reach their warmest in early August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The minimum sea water temperatures at Erie 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 in the second week of February.

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