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

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Imperial Beach...

Imperial Beach is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Imperial Beach has slight variability year round. The temperature ranges from 14.6°C (58.3°F) in February up to 20.9°C (69.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Imperial 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 Imperial Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Imperial Beach is approximately:
20°C (69°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Imperial Beach. The nearest one is Sloughs, which is 1.7km (1miles) away from Imperial Beach. Click here for more information on Sloughs and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Imperial Beach is Coronado, which is approximately 8km (5miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are other gorgeous beaches in proximity to Imperial Beach. The nearest one is Imperial Beach, which is only 1.3km (0.8miles) away from Imperial Beach. Another good beach near Imperial Beach is Border Field State Park, which is 2.4km (1.5miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Imperial Beach?

The water temperature at Imperial Beach is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Imperial Beach. However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures come down to roughly 15°C (58°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Imperial Beach?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Imperial Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Imperial Beach...

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