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Espinho water temperature
Espinho ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.8
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.9

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Espinho Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Beira, Portugal)

Today's Espinho sea temperature is 15.1 °C.

Statistics for 17 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 17.5 °C, range: 16.1 °C to 19.2 °C

The water temperature (15 °C) at Espinho 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.

Portugal Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Portugal
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 Espinho. 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.

Espinho 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.

Espinho sea water temperatures peak in the range 18 to 21°C (64 to 70°F) on around the 20th of August and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, in the range 13 to 14°C (55 to 57°F). The highest Espinho sea water temperatures in mid to late August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The minimum sea water temperatures at Espinho at the beginning of March are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days.

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