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Challaborough water temperature
Challaborough ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 2.1

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Challaborough Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(South Devon, UK)

Today's Challaborough sea temperature is 15.6 °C.

Statistics for 23 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 14.0 °C, range: 12.7 °C to 15.0 °C

The water temperature at Challaborough is rather cool (15 °C) and the air temperature will feel similar. A good quality spring wetsuit with optional neoprene boots should suffice. No need for wetsuit gloves.

United Kingdom Sea Water Temperature

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Surface Water Temperatures
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United Kingdom Water Temperature Anomaly

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Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

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at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Challaborough. 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.

Challaborough 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.

Challaborough water temperatures peak in the range 15 to 18°C (59 to 64°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 25th of February, in the range 7 to 10°C (45 to 50°F). The warmest seasonal water temperatures at Challaborough in early to mid August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. At its coldest in late February, low water temperatures at Challaborough are suited to a 5/4mm or 5/3mm good quality wetsuit with neoprene gloves and 3mm boots. You will need a hood if it's windy or the air is cold.

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