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Chia water temperature
Chia ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.3

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Chia Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Sardinia, Italy)

Today's Chia sea temperature is 25.2 °C.

Statistics for 18 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 21.6 °C, range: 19.1 °C to 22.9 °C

Sunny with warm air temperatures at Chia today (feels like 22 °C once we account for wind), and warmer sea temperatures (25 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or perhaps a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

Italy Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Italy
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 Chia. 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.

Chia 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.

Chia sea water temperatures peak in the range 24 to 28°C (75 to 82°F) on around the 15th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, at 14°C. Year round warm sea water temperatures at Chia climb to their maximum in mid August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The coldest sea water temperatures at Chia at the beginning of March 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.

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