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Barrels water temperature
Barrels ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.1

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Barrels Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North Taiwan)

Today's Barrels sea temperature is 26.9 °C.

Statistics for 18 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 28.6 °C, range: 27.8 °C to 29.4 °C

Very warm air temperatures and very warm water(26 °C) too at Barrels, warm enough for wearing board shorts and a rash vest in the surf. Cloudy, but feeling very pleasant in and out of the water.

Taiwan Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Taiwan
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 Barrels. 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.

Barrels 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.

Barrels water temperatures peak in the range 28 to 29°C (82 to 84°F) on around the 15th of July and are at their minimum on about the 26th of January, in the range 19 to 22°C (66 to 72°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Barrels climb to their warmest in mid July. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Barrels water temperatures are minimum in the fourth week of January. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up.

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

 

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.