Surf at Bogue Pier ranged from high of 60° to a low of 48° with an average of 53.3° (blue diamonds). Bogue Sound had a high of 60° a low of 35° with an average of 49.0° (red squares). December was a month that started normally then dropped a bit below normal and remained so throughout the month. Temperatures dropped by about 0.36°/day for the month. For the year we averaged 66.7° +/- 10.9°, so despite unusually warm temps through the 4th of july (including a 66° blockbuster in late February) and below normal from July to the end of the year, 2017 averaged absolutely normal. Go figure!