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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Whittier, United States

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Whittier...

Whittier is a coastal city in the United States. It is a quite mid-size city close to the water with a population of 85331 people. The water temperature around Whittier changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 14.1°C (57.3°F) in February up to 19.8°C (67.7°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Whittier 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 Whittier?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Whittier is about:
20°C (68°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Whittier?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Whittier. The nearest one is Seal Beach, which is 17.2km (10.7miles) away from Whittier. Click here for directions and for more information on Seal Beach and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Whittier are Ray Bay, which is roughly 17.3km (10.7miles) away, and Anderson Street, located ca 17.9km (11.1miles) from Whittier.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are some other gorgeous beaches in close proximity to Whittier. The closest one is Huntington State Beach, which is 10.8km (6.7miles) away from Whittier. Another fun beach near Whittier is Los Angeles County, which is approximately 13.1km (8.1miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Whittier?

The sea temperature around Whittier is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures cool down to approximately 14°C (57°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Whittier?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during fall when temperatures reach 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Whittier: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Whittier...

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