Point Dume / Zuma Beach

Today's Sea Surface Temperature
at Zuma Beach:

Note: sometimes the daily temperature is not taken

Daily Sea Surface Temperature measured since 1956
Sampling Location: surf-zone in front of Zuma Beach Lifeguard Operations Building
Location Coordinates: 34° 01' 04.5" N, 118° 49' 38.2" W

Total number of Shore Station samples collected at Zuma Beach:

See how the daily temperature reading compares to the long term average:


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To reduce the effects of solar warming on the waters near the beach, water temperatures are taken in the surf early each morning by the Lifeguard Division of the Los Angeles County Fire Department at Zuma Beach County Park. Temperatures at this site west of Point Dume are therefore thought to be representative of the nearshore waters.


CLICK HERE TO ACCESS ZUMA BEACH DATA FROM 1956-CURRENT


Below are figures that we have modeled after the #ShowYourStripes Campaign (created by Ed Hawkins), to help us visualize how sea surface temperature has changed at Zuma Beach since 1956. The change in temperature is relative to the average temperature calculated between 1956-2022.


Below you can see a plot showing Monthly Sea Surface Temperature Averages from the Zuma Beach / Point Dume Shore Station, split up by decade, since 1970.

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Current data