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Desert Point water temperature
Desert Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Desert Point Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Southern Morocco)

Today's Desert Point sea temperature is 16.4 °C.

Statistics for 20 May (1981–2005) – mean: 18.5 °C, range: 17.6 °C to 20.0 °C

The water temperature (16 °C) at Desert Point is quite cool. If the sun shines as we have forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good spring wetsuit. Effective windchill factor of (18 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

Morocco Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Morocco
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 Desert Point. 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.

Desert Point 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.

Desert Point sea temperatures peak in the range 20 to 22°C (68 to 72°F) on around the 12th of September and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, in the range 17 to 18°C (63 to 64°F). Desert Point sea temperatures are warmest in the second week of September. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The minimum seasonal sea temperatures at Desert Point at the beginning of March lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.

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