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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Orange County, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Orange County...

Orange County is a beach in the United States. The water temperature around Orange County changes moderately throughout 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 illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Orange County 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 Orange County?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Orange County is about:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Orange County?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Orange County. The nearest one is The Wedge, which is only 9km (5.7miles) away from Orange County. Click here for directions and for more information on The Wedge and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Orange County are Newport beach, which is approximately 9.2km (5.7miles) away, and 56th St , located approximately 9.2km (5.7miles) from Orange County.

Are there any other beaches near by?

There are some gorgeous beaches close to Orange County. The closest one is Gunnison Beach, which is 4.1km (2.5miles) away from Orange County. Another beautiful beach near Orange County is Grinnells Beach, which is ca 5.1km (3.1miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Orange County?

The sea temperature at Orange County 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late winter, temperatures drop down to approximately 14°C (57°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Orange County?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during August, September, and October when sea 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 Orange County: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Orange County...

Do you know what the the city Gavazzana in Italy, the city Horjul in Slovenia, and the city Minapan in Philippines have in common with Orange County? Click on the links to find out...