Asilah Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Tangier to Rabat, Morocco)
Today's Asilah sea temperature is 16.6 °C.
Statistics for 24 Mar (1981–2005) – mean: 16.8 °C, range: 15.8 °C to 17.6 °C
The water temperature (16 °C) at Asilah is quite cool. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good sealed spring wetsuit. Some surfers would prefer to wear gloves and boots too. Effective windchill factor of (12 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.
Map of current Morocco
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Morocco
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 Asilah. 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.
Asilah sea water temperatures peak in the range 22 to 25°C (72 to 77°F) on around the 7th of August and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, in the range 16 to 17°C (61 to 63°F). Asilah sea water temperatures are always warm reach their highest in the first part of August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The minimum seasonal sea water temperatures at Asilah at the beginning of 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 Asilah 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 Asilah. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.