Buraco Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
Today's Buraco sea temperature is 21.7 °C.
Statistics for 28 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 21.9 °C, range: 20.2 °C to 24.5 °C
Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 22 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (21 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.
Map of current Angola
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Angola
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 Buraco. 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.
Buraco sea temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 9th of March and are at their lowest on about the 2nd of August, in the range 20 to 23°C (68 to 73°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Buraco climb to their maximum in early to mid March. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Buraco sea temperatures are lowest in early August. 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 Buraco 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 Buraco. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.