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Arrecifes Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Caribbean Coast, Colombia)

Today's Arrecifes sea temperature is 26.7 °C.

Statistics for 13 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 27.2 °C, range: 26.2 °C to 28.2 °C

A hot and sunny day, feeling like 31 °C even after we account for wind, and very warm water temperature (26 °C) too at Arrecifes. Surfers may need a thin summer wetsuit or at least a rash vest to block the UV.

Colombia Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Colombia
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 Arrecifes. 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.

Arrecifes Water Temperature Graph

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

Arrecifes sea water temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 24th of September and are at their minimum on about the 4th of February, in the range 25 to 27°C (77 to 81°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Arrecifes mean that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Arrecifes 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 Arrecifes. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.