Anjos Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Portugal – Azores – Ilha de Santa Maria)
Today's Anjos sea temperature is 17.4 °C.
Statistics for 23 May (1981–2005)
– mean: 18.5 °C,
range: 17.3 °C
to 21.1 °C
The Anjos water temperature is reasonably warm (17 °C) and the air temperature will similar (windchill forecast 15 °C). A good quality summer wetsuit would be ideal.
Map of current Portugal
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Portugal
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies
(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)
(click thumbnails to expand)
Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Anjos. 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.
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.
Anjos sea temperatures peak in the range 23 to 25°C (73 to 77°F) on around the 14th of August and are at their minimum on about the 9th of March, in the range 15 to 17°C (59 to 63°F). Anjos sea temperatures are always warm reach their maximum in mid August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The minimum seasonal sea temperatures at Anjos in early to mid March 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 Anjos 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 Anjos. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has stated that a magnitude 8.2 Earthquake beneath the Sea of Okhosk did not generate a destructive Tsunami. However, we suggest that local interests also listen for statements from the Japan Meteorological Agency, located much closer to the source.