Oakland Triathlon – wetsuit needed? Home Page › California Triathlon Discussion › Oakland Triathlon – wetsuit needed? This topic contains 4 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by Sara Clifford Randolph 4 months ago. Author Posts August 1, 2017 at 10:53 am #3258 Christina MacDougallParticipant Total Posts: 2 I’m doing the Olympic distance at the Oakland Triathlon at the end of August 2017. I’m thinking of doing the swim without a wetsuit…any thoughts/advice? Thanks! This topic was modified 4 months, 2 weeks ago by Christina MacDougall. August 1, 2017 at 3:16 pm #3260 Sara Clifford RandolphParticipant Total Posts: 77 My family swam there a few weeks ago and were fine without a wetsuit. Also, be sure to stop by our Cal tri tent at the race and say hi!! August 1, 2017 at 11:56 pm #3265 Christina MacDougallParticipant Total Posts: 2 Thanks so much, Sara! I will definitely try to swing by the Cal tri tent and say “hi”! August 8, 2017 at 6:51 pm #3311 Monica LeeParticipant Total Posts: 22 Usually it is around 50-57s degrees vs. Southern California water temperatures are usually the mid-60s for August. All depends on how you warm your like your water with out a wetsuit. August 11, 2017 at 9:48 pm #3314 Sara Clifford RandolphParticipant Total Posts: 77 Course Information This info is from the Oakland Tri Website: Approx. water temperature in August: 66-70 degrees Author Posts You must be logged in to reply to this topic.