Engenhoca Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Brazil – South Bahia)
Today's Engenhoca sea temperature is 26.7 °C.
Statistics for 24 May (1981–2005)
– mean: 26.9 °C,
range: 25.9 °C
to 28.1 °C
Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 27 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (26 °C) very warm too. Staying comfortable in the water at Engenhoca won't be a problem, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.
Map of current Brazil
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Brazil
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 Engenhoca. 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.
Engenhoca sea water temperatures peak in the range 27 to 29°C (81 to 84°F) on around the 1st of March and are at their minimum on about the 15th of August, in the range 24 to 26°C (75 to 79°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Engenhoca climb to their maximum at the beginning of March. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Engenhoca sea water temperatures are always warm but dip to their minimum in mid August. 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 Engenhoca 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 Engenhoca. 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.