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Old 06-25-2015, 08:49 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I spent three days with my brother at his Oceanside, CA beach condo last week. The weather was the usual, clouds and fog in the morning, lifting in mid to late afternoon. The surfers all were in wet suits. Some swimmers were not, but they didn't stay in the water very long. Oceanside, for those who may not know, is about halfway between San Diego and L.A.
It is a great community, but let's face it the water is cold 10-11 months of the year. And if you want to spend time on your deck before noon, or after 8pm, you need a light jacket.
That's not really true and an exaggeration. When I lived in San Diego i never wore long sleeves between May and October except for one cool summer (2010).

The water temp today in Oceanside is currently showing 71, last week I think it was cooler. Guarantee you'd find less wetsuits and more swimmers today with water temps around 70.
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:00 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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OK, that is fair. I was just offering my opinion during the time that I was there. Seattle seemed warmer, but just my opinion.
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:06 PM
 
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Yeah June usually isn't a really great month weatherwise as statistically it is the cloudiest month, I always felt bad for tourists that came during the month. The water temps can spike or drop rather quickly in SoCal, which can be very annoying when they go down into the low to mid 60's.
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Washington State desert
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Yes, but the spirit of California is evident, as there were many who ventured in (yes, with wetsuits!), and it was enjoyable to watch. Plus, the beach at Oceanside is fantastic and very popular, even on cloudy days. They do a great job there. I also liked the Thursday night street food festival...good event!
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Old 06-25-2015, 09:32 PM
 
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I've lived in Orange County my whole life and go to the beaches most often in August and September; air temperatures in the low 80s and SST in the low 70s most of the time. June is like our "winter" and is often cloudier and sometimes even cooler than parts of winter. Summer of 2010 was very chilly but last 3 summers have been great; this summer will be even better with the rising El Nino and the possibility of SST as high as 80 F in pockets off our of coast at times.

OTOH, California beaches north of Santa Barbara are only for looking at, taking strolls (in a jacket) and high quality photography due to good scenery in the backdrop of fog. San Francisco will still get a crappy summer that barely gets out of the 60s and the SST never leave the 50s. Can you believe that SF residents often use central heating in SUMMER? I don't believe El Nino boosts their SST so they will always be struck with a crappy, maritime climate.

Please make the distinction between Southern and Northern California when discussing beaches. Southern California's "summer" is mid July to early October and I'd invite beachgoers here to visit in late August or September to truly enjoy the California beach experience. Once every 10 years, we'll get a crappy summer like 2010 but the other 9 have enough warmth to comfortably swim. I suspect that we are in a warm epoch right now as the last 3 summers have been consistently warmer than normal (both on land and SST) from July through September. I'm quite certain it will last into this summer but uncertain beyond that. If it continues into 2016 and 2017, I will say it's a long-term warm epoch.
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:39 PM
 
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Oh god that's gross I just looked at the link, I take back some of my statement. Honestly my favorite beach is myrtle beach, SC. Warm waters, easy waves and I know its super touristy but I've always had a good time visiting
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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The weather and rugged beauty of the coastline are incomparable though.
Oregon has as good if not better coastline






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Old 07-05-2015, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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Oregon has as good if not better coastline





Howz your water temp with this way crazy anomalous heat wave you have been having? Here in NJ it is currently 74.7F. In your dreams Oregon would have water temps like that. West Coast stinks went it comes to warm water bathing beaches. I can't wait for the West Coast to return to average and below average temps. Just wait, it is coming. This will not and absolutely cannot last forever. You'll see.
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:05 PM
 
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What an odd thing to be "waiting" for....
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Old 07-06-2015, 12:12 AM
 
Location: Seattle
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Howz your water temp with this way crazy anomalous heat wave you have been having? Here in NJ it is currently 74.7F. In your dreams Oregon would have water temps like that. West Coast stinks went it comes to warm water bathing beaches. I can't wait for the West Coast to return to average and below average temps. Just wait, it is coming. This will not and absolutely cannot last forever. You'll see.
The Pacific coast didn't have any heatwave. It's mostly 60-65 degrees and 50 at night. I am not talking about water temperature. Even the water in LA is cold. But the beauty of the west coast beaches does not exist anywhere on the east coast (except probably Acadia National Park).

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