Cold Water Safety Week 2021. Today’s Topic: Cold Water Safety. Any water colder than 70 degrees should be considered dangerous. Body heat can be lost 4 times faster in cold water than in cold air and immersion runs the risk of Cold Water Shock! Water Temperatures typically don't rise above 50 degrees until early May, above 60 degrees until late May to early June, and above 70 degrees until July.
Risks that may cause immersion in cold water include
- Turbulent water, waves and surf which can overturn kayaks or fill a small boat.
- Falling off boats, docks, rocks or jetties.
- Waves that can pull beach walkers into the surf.