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Cap Lopez water temperature
Cap Lopez ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.9

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Cap Lopez Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Ogooue Maritime, Gabon)

Today's Cap Lopez sea temperature is 27.8 °C.

Statistics for 22 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 25.5 °C, range: 24.6 °C to 26.5 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 25 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (27 °C) very warm too. Staying comfortable in the water at Cap Lopez won't be a problem, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.

Gabon Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Gabon
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Cap Lopez. 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.

Cap Lopez Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Cap Lopez water temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 6th of March and are at their minimum on about the 12th of July, in the range 22 to 26°C (72 to 79°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Cap Lopez climb to their maximum in the first week of March. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Cap Lopez water temperatures are always warm but dip to their minimum in the second week of July. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy.

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