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The Core water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.5

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The Core Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North Taiwan)

Today's The Core sea temperature is 24.0 °C.

Statistics for 08 Apr (1981–2005) – mean: 23.9 °C, range: 22.3 °C to 25.5 °C

The water temperature (24 °C) at The Core is warm and the air temperature should feel similar (windchill forecast 19 °C). If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a shorty or a summer wetsuit.

Taiwan Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Taiwan
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 The Core. 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.

The Core 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.

The Core water temperatures peak in the range 28 to 29°C (82 to 84°F) on around the 11th of July and are at their lowest on about the 26th of January, in the range 20 to 22°C (68 to 72°F). Year round warm water temperatures at The Core climb to their maximum in the second week of July. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The Core water temperatures are lowest in the fourth week of January. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up.

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