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Springmaid Pier Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(South Carolina, USA)

Today's Springmaid Pier sea temperature is 11.8 °C.

Statistics for 30 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 20.4 °C, range: 17.0 °C to 22.7 °C

The Springmaid Pier water temperature is rather cold (11 °C). Although it will be cloudy today, air temperatures will be relatively mild, feeling like 14 °C, so feeling about the same in the water as out of it. A winter steamer or even a good quality spring wetsuit and neoprene boots should suffice. Wear a hood and gloves if you have not been surfing for a while.

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 Springmaid Pier. 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.

Springmaid Pier 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.

Springmaid Pier sea temperatures peak in the range 27 to 29°C (81 to 84°F) on around the 25th of July and are at their lowest on about the 24th of February, in the range 18 to 21°C (64 to 70°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Springmaid Pier climb to their warmest in late July. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The lowest Springmaid Pier sea temperatures in the fourth week of February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

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