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

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about San Juan Capistrano...

San Juan Capistrano is a coastal city in the United States. It is a comparatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 34593 people. The water temperature around San Juan Capistrano has slight variability 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 shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since San Juan Capistrano 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 Juan Capistrano?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters close to San Juan Capistrano is approximately:
20°C (68°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to San Juan Capistrano. The nearest one is Doheny, which is 3.2km (2.4miles) away from San Juan Capistrano. Click here for directions and for more information on Doheny and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near San Juan Capistrano are Salt Creek : Gravels, which is ca 3.9km (2.4miles) away, and Salt Creek Point, located roughly 3.9km (2.5miles) from San Juan Capistrano.

Are there nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few gorgeous beaches in proximity to San Juan Capistrano. The closest one is Doheny State Beach, which is only 2.9km (1.8miles) away from San Juan Capistrano. Another beautiful beach near San Juan Capistrano is Capistrano Beach, which is ca 2.9km (1.8miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for San Juan Capistrano?

The water temperature around San Juan Capistrano 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 recommended 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 scuba diving around San Juan Capistrano. However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures reach lows of 14°C (58°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, 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 have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near San Juan Capistrano?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. 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. However, the conditions usually change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 15 to 20°C (60-69°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to San Juan Capistrano: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about San Juan Capistrano...

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