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

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

Malibu Beach is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Malibu Beach has average variability year round. The temperature ranges from 13.4°C (56.1°F) in March up to 18.9°C (66.1°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Malibu 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 Malibu Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Malibu Beach is ca:
13°C (56°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Malibu Beach. The closest one is The Hut-Paradise Cove, which is just 0.7km (0.8miles) away from Malibu Beach. Click here to check out more information on The Hut-Paradise Cove and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Malibu Beach are Point Dume-Little Dume, which is ca 1.3km (0.8miles) away, and Latigo Point, located 1.4km (0.9miles) from Malibu Beach.

Are there any other white sand beaches close by?

There are several beautiful beaches close to Malibu Beach. The nearest one is Point Dume State Beach, which is only 2.2km (1.4miles) away from Malibu Beach. Another gorgeous beach near Malibu Beach is Zuma Beach County Park, which is approximately 2.5km (1.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Malibu Beach?

The sea temperature at Malibu Beach is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during early spring, sea temperatures cool down to nearly 13°C (56°F). During these months, a 3-4mm 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 windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Malibu Beach?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F) during February, March, and April. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when sea temperatures go up to 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Malibu Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Malibu Beach...

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