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Matagorda Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Texas, USA)

Today's Matagorda sea temperature is 30.2 °C.

Statistics for 29 Jun (1981–2005) – mean: 28.5 °C, range: 27.8 °C to 29.4 °C

Very warm air temperatures and very warm water(30 °C) too at Matagorda, warm enough for wearing board shorts and a rash vest in the surf. Cloudy, but feeling very pleasant in and out of the water.

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 Matagorda. 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.

Matagorda 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.

Matagorda sea temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 28th of August and are at their lowest on about the 7th of February, in the range 16 to 20°C (61 to 68°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Matagorda climb to their maximum in the fourth week of August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The lowest Matagorda sea temperatures in the first part of February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

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