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Brandenburg Westerland (Sylt) water temperature
Brandenburg Westerland (Sylt) ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.7

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Brandenburg Westerland (Sylt) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Nordsee (North Sea), Germany)

Today's Brandenburg Westerland (Sylt) sea temperature is 17.5 °C.

Statistics for 16 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 16.8 °C, range: 14.4 °C to 19.3 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 20 °C once we account for wind), yet at 17 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Brandenburg Westerland (Sylt). The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

Germany Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Germany
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 Brandenburg Westerland (Sylt). 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.

Brandenburg Westerland (Sylt) 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.

Brandenburg Westerland sea temperatures peak in the range 15 to 21°C (59 to 70°F) on around the 8th of August and are at their minimum on about the 16th of February, in the range 0 to 6°C (32 to 43°F). The highest Brandenburg Westerland sea temperatures in early to mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The minimum sea temperatures at Brandenburg Westerland mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here in the middle of February.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Brandenburg Westerland (Sylt) 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 Brandenburg Westerland (Sylt). 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.