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Fernandina Pier Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North Florida, USA)

Today's Fernandina Pier sea temperature is 16.9 °C.

Statistics for 06 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 22.2 °C, range: 21.0 °C to 23.8 °C

Cloudy and warm but the water temperature at Fernandina Pier will be noticeably colder than the air today. Most surfers will need a spring wetsuit. Feeling warmer out of the water than in the sea today.

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)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Fernandina Pier. 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.

Fernandina Pier Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Fernandina Pier water temperatures peak in the range 28 to 29°C (82 to 84°F) on around the 24th of July and are at their minimum on about the 14th of February, in the range 17 to 22°C (63 to 72°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Fernandina Pier climb to their warmest in the fourth week of July. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The minimum Fernandina Pier water temperatures in mid February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

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