Water Temperatures Are On Point
The cooler weather at night and constant storms have been keeping the inland bays under seventy four degrees. It is as low as sixty-six degrees during low tide. That is an eight degree fluctuation between tides.
The surf feels great despite the fact the water is cool. Sea surface temperatures are about sixty-six degrees. The surf is a tad warmer than that, but not by much. The Delaware Bay is averaging sixty-eight degrees about two degrees above the average mean for the month.
These USGS temperature gauges also allow you to get an idea of the tide. When the water is at the highest temperature that is the peak of low tide and the lowest temperature is the peak of high tide. Since there aren’t tide indicators at these areas this helps you judge the tides from home.