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Shichirigahama Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Kanagawa, Japan)

Today's Shichirigahama sea temperature is 25.2 °C.

Statistics for 26 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 25.1 °C, range: 24.0 °C to 26.8 °C

Sunny with warm air temperatures at Shichirigahama today (feels like 24 °C once we account for wind), and warmer sea temperatures (25 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or perhaps a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

Japan Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Japan
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Japan Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Japan
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 Shichirigahama. 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.

Shichirigahama 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.

Shichigahama water temperatures peak in the range 26 to 28°C (79 to 82°F) on around the 15th of August and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, in the range 15 to 17°C (59 to 63°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Shichigahama climb to their maximum in mid August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The minimum seasonal water temperatures at Shichigahama at the beginning of March lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.

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