"The Monterey Bay is Cold!!!" Santa Cruz Favorite Tip by MDH
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Favorite thing: Contrary to popular belief, California water is cold! Due to ocean currents coming down the West Coast from Alaska and British Columbia, the water is always assured to be chilly year round, only warming up around Southern and Baja California. You're more likely to swim in a swimming pool that you are in the Pacific Ocean.
The Monterey Bay remains between 50-55 F (that's between 10-13 C) year round. Anyone who does go out in the water, either to swim or surf should probably do themselves a favor and get a wetsuit.
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