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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Bolsa Chica, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Bolsa Chica...

Bolsa Chica is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Bolsa Chica varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 14.1°C (57.3°F) in February up to 19.8°C (67.7°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Bolsa Chica is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Bolsa Chica?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Bolsa Chica is approximately:
14°C (57°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Bolsa Chica. The nearest one is Anderson Street, which is 2.6km (1.6miles) away from Bolsa Chica. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Anderson Street and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Bolsa Chica is 17th Street, which is roughly 3.1km (1.9miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are other gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Bolsa Chica. The closest one is Bolsa Chica State Beach, which is just 0.1km (0.1miles) away from Bolsa Chica. Another nice beach near Bolsa Chica is Huntington City Beach, which is 4.2km (2.6miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Bolsa Chica?

The water temperature at Bolsa Chica is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures cool down to 14°C (57°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Bolsa Chica?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during August, September, and October when temperatures go up to 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Bolsa Chica: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Bolsa Chica...

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