La Jolla Cove Water Temperature (Sea) and Wetsuit Guide (CAL

The average temperature for July 29th (1981-2005) is 19.6 °C, with a range of 18.0 °C to 20.8 °C.

In order to enjoy the warm and sunny weather, it is recommended to wear a thin wetsuit, a shorty, or boardshorts when going for a swim in the sea, as the temperatures are around 21 °C both in the water and in the air.

United States Sea Water Temperature

Map of current United States

Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites

United States Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current United States

Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

(Click on the images to enlarge).

The calculated values for both the highest and lowest water temperatures, as well as the average variation in water temperature throughout the year, have been determined for each individual date. For the past twenty years, oceanographic satellite measurements have been conducted using nearby open water as the basis for analysis. This has led to the creation of a graph displaying the historical sea surface temperatures for La Jolla Cove.

La Jolla Cove Water Temperature Graph

Surf-Forecast.Com presents graphs that allow users to compare surf breaks in different locations around the world and determine their scalability.

The coldest ocean temperatures at La Jolla Cove in early February are perfectly suited for a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be more preferable for longer sessions and chilly, windy days. If the wind picks up, surfers should opt for a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit. La Jolla Cove ocean temperatures reach their highest point during the first week of September. On approximately September 6th, La Jolla Cove ocean temperatures reach a peak of 19 to 22°C (66 to 72°F) and are at their lowest around February 5th, ranging from 13 to 16°C (55 to 61°F).

Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for information on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm while surfing in La Jolla Cove. Before deciding on the type of wetsuit, consider factors such as sunshine, wind-chill, and air temperature. Strong offshore winds can cause the water surface, which has been warmed by the sun, to be replaced with colder water from deeper depths. This is especially true after long periods of strong offshore winds or heavy rain, particularly near river mouths. Actual sea surface temperatures can vary by several degrees compared to these open water averages, especially closer to the shore in La Jolla Cove.