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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Santa Cruz-Catalina Ridge

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Santa Cruz-Catalina Ridge...

Santa Cruz-Catalina Ridge is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Santa Cruz-Catalina Ridge changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 14.1°C (57.4°F) in February up to 20.1°C (68.2°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Santa Cruz-Catalina Ridge 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 Santa Cruz-Catalina Ridge?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters around Santa Cruz-Catalina Ridge is ca:
19°C (66°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Santa Cruz-Catalina Ridge. The closest one is Ben weston Catalina Island, which is only 19.7km (12.3miles) away from Santa Cruz-Catalina Ridge. Click here for more information on Ben weston Catalina Island and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Santa Cruz-Catalina Ridge are Shark Harbor, which is ca 19.7km (12.3miles) away, and Wallys, located ca 24km (14.9miles) from Santa Cruz-Catalina Ridge.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

There are not many beaches close to Santa Cruz-Catalina Ridge. A good beach nearby is RAT Beach, which is 26.9km (16.7miles) away from Santa Cruz-Catalina Ridge. Another beach near Santa Cruz-Catalina Ridge is Torrance County Beach, which is roughly 27.4km (17miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Santa Cruz-Catalina Ridge?

The sea temperature at Santa Cruz-Catalina Ridge is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures cool down to roughly 14°C (57°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Santa Cruz-Catalina Ridge?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when water temperatures go up to 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Santa Cruz-Catalina Ridge: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Santa Cruz-Catalina Ridge...

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