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Lavallette Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(New Jersey, USA)

Today's Lavallette sea temperature is 10.7 °C.

Statistics for 06 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 9.1 °C, range: 7.2 °C to 11.2 °C

The water temperature (10 °C) at Lavallette is quite cold. If the sun shines as forecast, it should feel warm enough to get away with a good sealed spring wetsuit but you won't overheat in a winter wetsuit, gloves boots and a hood. Effective windchill factor of (10 °C).

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 Lavallette. 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.

Lavallette 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.

Lavallette water temperatures peak in the range 22 to 24°C (72 to 75°F) on around the 9th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 1 to 4°C (34 to 39°F). Lavallette 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 coldest water temperatures at Lavallette 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 Lavallette 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 Lavallette. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.