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

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

Malibu is a surf spot in the United States. The water temperature around Malibu varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 13.9°C (56.9°F) in March up to 19°C (66.1°F) in the month of September, 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 early fall, since Malibu 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?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Malibu is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots located close to Malibu?

Yes, there are other surf spots close to Malibu. The nearest one is Latigo Point, which is only 4.4km (2.7miles) away from Malibu. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Latigo Point and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Malibu is Topanga Point, which is approximately 5.5km (3.4miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

There are some gorgeous beaches in proximity to Malibu. The closest one is Malibu Lagoon State Beach, which is just 0.1km (0.1miles) away from Malibu. Another gorgeous beach near Malibu is Malibu Beach, which is roughly 5.8km (3.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Malibu?

The sea temperature at Malibu is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, 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 diving at Malibu. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures come down to nearly 14°C (57°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, 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 bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Malibu?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during spring. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during fall when water temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Malibu: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Malibu...

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