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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Lake Forest, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Lake Forest...

Lake Forest is a coastal city in the United States. It is a quite little city close to the water with a population of 5522 people. The water temperature around Lake Forest changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 14.4°C (57.9°F) in February up to 20.3°C (68.6°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 Lake Forest 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 Lake Forest?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Lake Forest is about:
17°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots near Lake Forest?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Lake Forest. The nearest one is Haulover Inlet North Side, which is just 6.5km (4.1miles) away from Lake Forest. Click here for more information on Haulover Inlet North Side and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Lake Forest are Harbor House, which is ca 6.7km (4.1miles) away, and Dania Beach, located 7.2km (4.5miles) from Lake Forest.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are some other beaches close to Lake Forest. The nearest one is Hallandale Beach, which is 2.2km (1.3miles) away from Lake Forest. Another good beach near Lake Forest is Sunny Isles Beach, which is ca 4.4km (2.7miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Lake Forest?

The water temperature around Lake Forest is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (69°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Lake Forest. However, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to nearly 14°C (58°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good 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 close to Lake Forest?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 15 to 20°C (60-69°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Lake Forest: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Lake Forest...

Do you know what the the city Mainit in the Philippines, the city Arganil in the Portugal, and Lindenkohl Canyon have in common with Lake Forest? Click on the links to find out...