Cartagena – Castillo Grande Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Caribbean Coast, Colombia)
- Weather State
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Today's Cartagena - Castillo Grande sea temperature is -1.2 °C.
Statistics for 29 May (1981–2005)
– mean: 28.9 °C,
range: 28.0 °C
to 29.6 °C
A crazy contrast between hot air temperatures and icy-cold water temperature at Cartagena - Castillo Grande. Surfers will need a thick winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. Much more likely something has gone wrong with our weather model!
Map of current Colombia
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Colombia
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 Cartagena - Castillo Grande. 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.
Cartagena - Castillo Grande sea temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 1st of September and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, in the range 26 to 28°C (79 to 82°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Cartagena - Castillo Grande mean that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Cartagena - Castillo Grande 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 Cartagena - Castillo Grande. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.
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