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

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

San Rafael is a coastal city in the United States. It is a quite mid-size city close to the water with a population of 57713 people. The water temperature around San Rafael has low variability year round. The temperature ranges from 10.7°C (51.2°F) in January up to 13.6°C (56.5°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 Rafael 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 Rafael?

The current water temperature in the month of June near San Rafael is about:
11°C (52°F)

Are there surf spots located close to San Rafael?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to San Rafael. The nearest one is Bolinas, which is just 9.6km (6.1miles) away from San Rafael. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Bolinas and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near San Rafael are Fort Cronkite Rodeo Beach, which is approximately 9.9km (6.1miles) away, and RCA, located approximately 10.7km (6.6miles) from San Rafael.

Are there beaches near by?

There are some other gorgeous beaches near to San Rafael. The closest one is Mount Tamalpais State Park, which is just 6.7km (4.2miles) away from San Rafael. Another beach near San Rafael is Stinson Beach Park, which is ca 8km (4.9miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for San Rafael?

The average sea temperature around San Rafael is definitely cold, around 12°C (54°F), with only little variations throughout the year. Hence, a 3/4mm wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving around San Rafael. However, it can get more chilly in the mornings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to wear boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are December, January, and February. It might be ok to use a 2/3mm wetsuit during relatively warm days in the fall, particularly in the months of August, September, and October.

How is the diving and fishing close to San Rafael?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions stay very constant year round. The waters are nearly almost cold, reaching temperatures between 9 and 14°C (48-57°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to San Rafael: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about San Rafael...

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