Another chilly month for water temperatures! Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from a low of 53° to a not very high of 63° with an average of 57.8° (blue diamonds) nearly 7° above March. Bogue Sound had a low of 53° and a high of 68° with an average of 60.3° (red squares), about 10° higher than March. Temps did increase during the month but still ended up below normal.
The below plot shows the temperatures since 1996, the black curve is the average data over that time. The BIG red circles are 2018 temperatures, almost all below the average curve.