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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Santa Cruz, United States

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

Santa Cruz is a coastal city in the United States. It is a relatively average coastal town close to the water with a population of 59946 people. The water temperature around Santa Cruz has low variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 11.6°C (52.9°F) in April up to 14.1°C (57.4°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (55°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Santa Cruz 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?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Santa Cruz is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close to Santa Cruz?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Santa Cruz. The nearest one is Cowells cove, which is only 1.2km (1miles) away from Santa Cruz. Click here to check out more information on Cowells cove and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Santa Cruz are Steamer Lane, which is ca 1.6km (1miles) away, and Murph Bar, located roughly 1.9km (1.2miles) from Santa Cruz.

Are there nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are some gorgeous beaches close to Santa Cruz. The nearest one is Santa Cruz Beach, which is just 1km (0.6miles) away from Santa Cruz. Another good beach near Santa Cruz is Light House State Beach, which is 1.4km (0.9miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Santa Cruz?

The average water temperature around Santa Cruz is definitely cold, around 13°C (55°F), with no significant variations during the year. Hence, a 3/4mm wetsuit is needed for surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Santa Cruz. That being said, it can get more chilly in the mornings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to bring boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are March, April, and May. 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 scuba diving and fishing close to Santa Cruz?

Fishing and diving conditions change very little throughout the year. The waters around Santa Cruz are nearly almost cold, reaching temperatures between 9 and 14°C (48-57°F). The following fish love this water temperature : Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Santa Cruz: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Santa Cruz...

Do you know what the the city Kanigorokrajan in Indonesia, the city Marliana in Italy, and the city Sabana Iglesia in Dominican Republic have in common with Santa Cruz? Click on the links to find out...