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Costa Nova water temperature
Costa Nova ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Costa Nova Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Beira, Portugal)

Today's Costa Nova sea temperature is 16.5 °C.

Statistics for 21 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 19.0 °C, range: 17.3 °C to 20.6 °C

Cloudy and warm but the water temperature at Costa Nova will be noticeably colder than the air today. Most surfers will need a spring wetsuit. Feeling warmer out of the water than in the sea today.

Portugal Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Portugal
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 Costa Nova. 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.

Costa Nova 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.

Costa Nova water temperatures peak in the range 18 to 21°C (64 to 70°F) on around the 20th of August and are at their lowest on about the 2nd of March, in the range 13 to 15°C (55 to 59°F). The maximum Costa Nova water temperatures in mid to late August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The lowest water temperatures at Costa Nova in early 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 Costa Nova 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 Costa Nova. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.