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Nauset Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Massachusetts, USA)

Today's Nauset Beach sea temperature is 11.2 °C.

Statistics for 21 May (1981–2005) – mean: 10.3 °C, range: 8.9 °C to 11.7 °C

Mild or warm air temperatures (wind chill 16 °C) and rather cooler water temperatures (11 °C) at Nauset Beach today. Surfers will need a quality spring wetsuit and perhaps a neoprene hood, gloves and boots.

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 Nauset 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.

Nauset 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.

Nauset Beach sea water temperatures peak in the range 19 to 22°C (66 to 72°F) on around the 9th of August and are at their lowest on about the 22nd of February, in the range 3 to 5°C (37 to 41°F). Nauset Beach sea water temperatures are warmest in early to mid August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The lowest sea water temperatures at Nauset 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 half of February.

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