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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near California, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about California...

California is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around California has low variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 25.7°C (78.2°F) in March up to 28.7°C (83.6°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (81°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since California 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 California?

The current water temperature in the month of September at California is ca:
29°C (84°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in close proximity to California. The closest one is Inches, which is only 0.5km (0.3miles) away from California. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Inches and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near California is El cocal, which is 8.4km (5.2miles) away.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

There are more beautiful beaches in proximity to California. The closest one is Patillas, which is just 3.8km (2.3miles) away from California. Another beautiful beach near California is Punta Guilarte Beach, which is ca 4.7km (2.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for California?

The average sea temperature at California is extremely warm, around 27°C (81°F), with no significant changes throughout the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to temperatures in December and January. That is why a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at California. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very windy conditions and for UVA/UVB protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation at California can be remarkably intense.

How is the diving and fishing near California?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters are nearly almost tropical, reaching temperatures between 24 and 29°C (75-84°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to California: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about California...

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