Beach Information about the beaches at the Pacific Coast of the USA:
The temperature of the ocean water at the Pacific Coast (West Coast) of the continental USA
is cold throughout the whole year. The warmest water temperatures at the Pacific Coast (West Coast) are during the summertime at the beaches of Southern California. The water temperature in Hawaii is warm during the
General Beach Information:
Attention: The conditions at the beaches are depending on the weather and are changeing during the year. At some beaches there are rip currents. Conditions may change within a short period of time. Always check the current conditions. Ask a Ranger or a Lifeguard.
There are some basic rules at shorelines: never turn your back on the ocean, obey warning notes, signs & flags, never swim alone and don’t swim with a full stomach!
A turbulent surface of the water may indicate dangerous currents. If the water disappears without a reason, it may indicate a tsunami! In this case, leave the shore immediately and get on top of a mountain, that is as high as possible.
Sharks may get close to the beach too. Especially in the morning and at dusk. They like the low water close to the beach.
Always stay close to the beach. If you get into a rip current, swim parallel to the beach until you leave the rip current. Then you can return to the beach easily. It is important that you don’t panic. If you can’t leave the current, try to alert a Lifeguard or other persons.