Santa Cruz Sea Temperature

(Today) Dec 2020

11.7°C / 53.1°F

Current weather

8°C / 46°F
(clear sky)

Partly cloudy

Wind

5 mph

Humidity

80%


The measurements for the water temperature in Santa Cruz, California are provided by the daily satellite readings provided by the NOAA. The temperatures given are the sea surface temperature (SST) which is most relevant to recreational users.

Monthly average water temp

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly Santa Cruz water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Santa Cruz average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Santa Cruz
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 10.4 10.3 10.7 10.5 10.2 10.6 12.4 13 13.5 12.6 12.5 12.1
Max °C 14.2 14.1 14.6 13.8 14.4 14.3 15.4 15.9 15.6 15.8 14.3 14
Min °F 52.2 52.1 52.8 52.2 52 52.5 55.5 56.5 57.1 56 55.2 54.5
Max °F 56 55.9 56.7 55.5 56.2 56.2 58.5 59.4 59.2 59.2 57 56.4

7 day tide forecast for Santa Cruz

ThuFriSatSunMonTueWed
  • High 1:23am
    (4.06m)
  • Low 4:47am
    (3.59m)
  • High 11:01am
    (5.47m)
  • Low 6:10pm
    (-0.41m)
  • High 2:10am
    (4.09m)
  • Low 5:29am
    (3.68m)
  • High 11:42am
    (5.28m)
  • Low 6:53pm
    (-0.30m)
  • High 2:58am
    (4.17m)
  • Low 6:35am
    (3.71m)
  • High 12:30pm
    (4.99m)
  • Low 7:42pm
    (-0.14m)
  • High 3:45am
    (4.30m)
  • Low 8:14am
    (3.56m)
  • High 1:31pm
    (4.62m)
  • Low 8:37pm
    (0.09m)
  • High 4:28am
    (4.52m)
  • Low 9:55am
    (3.11m)
  • High 2:45pm
    (4.20m)
  • Low 9:35pm
    (0.38m)
  • High 5:08am
    (4.81m)
  • Low 11:10am
    (2.40m)
  • High 4:13pm
    (3.86m)
  • Low 10:34pm
    (0.73m)
  • High 5:47am
    (5.16m)
  • Low 12:09pm
    (1.52m)
  • High 5:49pm
    (3.71m)
  • Low 11:32pm
    (1.12m)
7 day tide times for Santa Cruz

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest port (Santa Cruz, California) and may differ by up to half and hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.