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Stalbeach (Haifa) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North of Tel Aviv, Israel)

Today's Stalbeach (Haifa) sea temperature is 19.2 °C.

Statistics for 29 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 17.5 °C, range: 16.5 °C to 18.6 °C

The water temperature (19 °C) at Stalbeach (Haifa) is relatively warm. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a summer wetsuit. Effective air temperature of 16 °C.

Israel Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Israel
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 Stalbeach (Haifa). 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.

Stalbeach (Haifa) 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.

Stalbeach (Haifa) water temperatures peak in the range 27 to 29°C (81 to 84°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 16 to 17°C (61 to 63°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Stalbeach (Haifa) climb to their warmest in early to mid August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The coldest seasonal water temperatures at Stalbeach (Haifa) 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 Stalbeach (Haifa) 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 Stalbeach (Haifa). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.