El Rincon Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Baja Sur, Mexico)
Today's El Rincon sea temperature is 21.5 °C.
Statistics for 22 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 22.0 °C, range: 19.3 °C to 24.2 °C
The water temperature (21 °C) at El Rincon is warm and the air temperature should feel similar (windchill forecast 19 °C). If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a shorty or a summer wetsuit.
Map of current Mexico
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
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 Rincon. 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.
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 Rincon sea water temperatures peak in the range 26 to 30°C (79 to 86°F) on around the 26th of August and are at their coldest on about the 10th of March, in the range 20 to 23°C (68 to 73°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at El Rincon climb to their highest in the fourth week of August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. El Rincon sea water temperatures are coldest in early to mid March. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at El Rincon 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 Rincon. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.