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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near La Palma, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about La Palma...

La Palma is a coastal city in the United States. It is a rather small-sized town close to the ocean with a population of 15568 people. The water temperature around La Palma varies slightly during 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 interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since La Palma 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 near La Palma?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters around La Palma is ca:
16°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to La Palma. The closest one is Seal Beach, which is just 8.3km (5.2miles) away from La Palma. Click here to check out more information on Seal Beach and its water temperature. Other surfspots near La Palma are Ray Bay, which is roughly 8.4km (5.2miles) away, and Anderson Street, located roughly 8.8km (5.4miles) from La Palma.

Are there white sand beaches located close to La Palma?

There are a few beautiful beaches near to La Palma. The nearest one is Chapman Beach, which is just 5.1km (3.2miles) away from La Palma. Another gorgeous beach near La Palma is Seal Beach, which is 8km (5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for La Palma?

The sea temperature around La Palma 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 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late winter, temperatures cool down to approximately 14°C (57°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near La Palma?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during August, September, and October when water temperatures reach 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to La Palma: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about La Palma...

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