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El Faro water temperature
El Faro ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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El Faro Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Michoacan, Mexico)

Today's El Faro sea temperature is 29.9 °C.

Statistics for 23 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 29.2 °C, range: 28.4 °C to 30.2 °C

A hot and sunny day, feeling like 32 °C even after we account for wind, and very warm water temperature (29 °C) too at El Faro. Surfers may need a thin summer wetsuit or at least a rash vest to block the UV.

Mexico Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Mexico
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 El Faro. 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.

El Faro 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.

El Faro sea water temperatures peak in the range 29 to 31°C (84 to 88°F) on around the 22nd of July and are at their lowest on about the 17th of March, in the range 25 to 28°C (77 to 82°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at El Faro 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 El Faro 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 El Faro. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.