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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Cardiff State Beach, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Cardiff State Beach...

Cardiff State Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Cardiff State Beach has slight variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 13.6°C (56.5°F) in February up to 20.6°C (69.1°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Cardiff State Beach 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 Cardiff State Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Cardiff State Beach is about:
14°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Cardiff State Beach. The nearest one is Cardiff reef, which is only 0.4km (0.3miles) away from Cardiff State Beach. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Cardiff reef and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Cardiff State Beach are Seaside Reef, which is roughly 0.6km (0.3miles) away, and Tippers, located ca 0.6km (0.4miles) from Cardiff State Beach.

Are there any other beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are other gorgeous beaches in proximity to Cardiff State Beach. The closest one is San Elijo State Beach, which is only 0.9km (0.5miles) away from Cardiff State Beach. Another good beach near Cardiff State Beach is Tide Beach Park, which is 1km (0.6miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Cardiff State Beach?

The water temperature at Cardiff State Beach is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (69°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Cardiff State Beach. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures reach lows of roughly 14°C (56°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Cardiff State Beach?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (56-65°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during summer when temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (60-69°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Cardiff State Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Cardiff State Beach...

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