You may not know this, but the normal ocean water temperature in Cayucos is 51 degrees F (11 degrees C) which can be a bit chilly without a wetsuit for some! Our ocean temperatures lately however, have been registering in the high 60 degree F range! (20 degrees C).
Wow! This is great news! These warmer waters mean a lot more fun in waves with your family members and our local weather forecasters tell us that the warmer water temperatures are in indication of a phenomenon known as El Nino.
Often an El Nino year will bring in more rain and will turn our hills to a grassy emerald green, fill local reservoirs, raise our water table a bit, and bring out wild flowers – which makes for great pictures and even more local beauty (if that was possible!). Come visit us and enjoy these warmer ocean temps and chill out!