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Alfagar Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(The Algarve, Portugal)

Today's Alfagar sea temperature is 18.8 °C.

Statistics for 22 Jun (1981–2005) – mean: 20.0 °C, range: 18.9 °C to 21.1 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 23 °C once we account for wind), yet at 18 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Alfagar. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

Portugal Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Portugal
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Portugal Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Portugal
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Alfagar. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Alfagar Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Alfagar sea temperatures peak in the range 21 to 23°C (70 to 73°F) on around the 15th of August and are at their minimum on about the 19th of February, in the range 15 to 17°C (59 to 63°F). Alfagar sea temperatures are maximum in mid August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The minimum seasonal sea temperatures at Alfagar in the third week of February lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Alfagar can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Alfagar. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.