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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near San Francisco, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about San Francisco...

San Francisco is a coastal city in the United States. It is a quite huge city close to the water with a population of 805235 people. The water temperature around San Francisco varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 10.7°C (51.3°F) in January up to 15.1°C (59.2°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since San Francisco 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 San Francisco?

The current water temperature in the month of July near San Francisco is about:
13°C (56°F)

Are there surf spots located close to San Francisco?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to San Francisco. The closest one is Fort Point, which is just 4km (3.3miles) away from San Francisco. Click here to check out more information on Fort Point and its water temperature. Other surfspots near San Francisco are Ocean Beach, which is approximately 5.3km (3.3miles) away, and Fort Cronkite Rodeo Beach, located roughly 7.6km (4.7miles) from San Francisco.

Are there beaches near San Francisco?

There are some other beautiful beaches close to San Francisco. The nearest one is San Francisco County, which is just 0km (0miles) away from San Francisco. Another beach near San Francisco is Baker Beach, which is 3.7km (2.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for San Francisco?

The average sea temperature around San Francisco is relatively chilly, around 12°C (54°F), with very little changes throughout the year. This is why a 2/3mm wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving around San Francisco. However, it can get more chilly in the mornings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to carry a 3/4mm fullsuit. The coldest months are December, January, and February. You could possibly be fine with a jumpsuit during warm days in the fall, particularly in the months of August, September, and October.

How is the diving and fishing close to San Francisco?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions are very similar year round. The waters around San Francisco are nearly almost cold, reaching temperatures between 10 and 15°C (50-59°F). The following fish like to hang out in waters of this temperature range: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to San Francisco: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about San Francisco...

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