El Tizate Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Mexico – Nayarit)
Today's El Tizate sea temperature is 27.2 °C.
Statistics for 23 May (1981–2005)
– mean: 26.7 °C,
range: 24.3 °C
to 28.6 °C
A hot and sunny day, feeling like 33 °C even after we account for wind, and very warm water temperature (27 °C) too at El Tizate. Surfers may need a thin summer wetsuit or at least a rash vest to block the UV.
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)
(click thumbnails to expand)
Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for El Tizate. 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 Tizate sea temperatures peak in the range 28 to 31°C (82 to 88°F) on around the 29th of July and are at their lowest on about the 10th of March, in the range 22 to 25°C (72 to 77°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at El Tizate climb to their maximum in late July. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. El Tizate sea temperatures are always warm but dip to their lowest in early to mid March. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at El Tizate 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 Tizate. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has stated that a magnitude 8.2 Earthquake beneath the Sea of Okhosk did not generate a destructive Tsunami. However, we suggest that local interests also listen for statements from the Japan Meteorological Agency, located much closer to the source.