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Pelee Point water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Pelee Point Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Lake Erie – Canada)

Today's Pelee Point sea temperature is 9.0 °C.

Statistics for 09 May (1981–2005) – mean: 8.7 °C, range: 6.8 °C to 11.6 °C

The water temperature (9 °C) at Pelee Point is very cold. You will need a quality steamer wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. Cloudy, with an effective air temperature of (5 °C), so feeling about the same in the water or out of it.

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Pelee Point. 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.

Pelee Point 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.

Pelee Point sea water temperatures peak in the range 21 to 26°C (70 to 79°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their lowest on about the 14th of February, in the range 0 to 2°C (32 to 36°F). Pelee Point sea water temperatures are always warm reach their highest in early to mid August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The lowest sea water temperatures at Pelee Point 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 February.

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