Monitoring the ocean temperature

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Living in a coastal city like Carlsbad, the beach is a popular destination, and water temperature is an important factor to a person’s comfort. As water temperature fluctuates throughout the year, a surfer and normal beach goer should change their attire to accommodate their comfort. In the winter months like January, one should wear a full wetsuit. In the late spring months like May, as the water gets a little warmer, one should wear a springsuit. As summer comes along, especially in the month of August, one could wear only their trunks. As it becomes fall and the water temperature decreases, one should go back to wearing a springsuit.