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Nootka Island (Calvin Bay) water temperature
Nootka Island (Calvin Bay) ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Nootka Island (Calvin Bay) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Vancouver Island, Canada)

Today's Nootka Island (Calvin Bay) sea temperature is 11.3 °C.

Statistics for 13 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 12.4 °C, range: 11.4 °C to 13.3 °C

The water temperature (11 °C) at Nootka Island (Calvin Bay) 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).

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)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Nootka Island (Calvin Bay). 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.

Nootka Island (Calvin Bay) 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.

Nootka Island sea water temperatures peak in the range 13 to 17°C (55 to 63°F) on around the 17th of August and are at their coldest on about the 20th of February, in the range 7 to 9°C (45 to 48°F). The highest sea water temperatures at Nootka Island in the middle of August are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days. The coldest sea water temperatures at Nootka Island 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 mid to late February.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Nootka Island (Calvin Bay) 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 Nootka Island (Calvin Bay). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.