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Broad Cove water temperature
Broad Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.6

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Broad Cove Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Nova Scotia, Canada)

Today's Broad Cove sea temperature is 17.0 °C.

Statistics for 22 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 14.2 °C, range: 12.7 °C to 16.3 °C

The Broad Cove 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.

Canada Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Canada
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 Broad Cove. 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.

Broad Cove 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.

Broad Cove sea temperatures peak in the range 14 to 18°C (57 to 64°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their minimum on about the 22nd of February, in the range 0 to 3°C (32 to 37°F). The warmest seasonal sea temperatures at Broad Cove in early to mid August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The minimum sea temperatures at Broad Cove 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 second half of February.

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