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Cambo Sands water temperature
Cambo Sands ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.2
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.1
Crowds: 4.2

Overall: 3.1

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Cambo Sands Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Scotland – East Coast, UK)

Today's Cambo Sands sea temperature is 10.0 °C.

Statistics for 25 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 10.3 °C, range: 9.1 °C to 11.3 °C

Water temperature (10 °C) at Cambo Sands is rather cold. Despite any sunshine, windchill means the air will feel like -1 °C, so surfers will need to wear a thick winter wetsuit, neoprene hood, gloves and boots to surf at Cambo Sands today.

United Kingdom Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current United Kingdom
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 Cambo Sands. 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.

Cambo Sands 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.

Cambo Sands sea water temperatures peak in the range 13 to 16°C (55 to 61°F) on around the 13th of August and are at their minimum on about the 28th of February, in the range 5 to 8°C (41 to 46°F). The warmest sea water temperatures at Cambo Sands in the third week of August are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days. The minimum sea water temperatures at Cambo Sands 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 fourth week of February.

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