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Furnas water temperature
Furnas ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Furnas Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Ericeira, Portugal)

Today's Furnas sea temperature is 14.7 °C.

Statistics for 20 Jun (1981–2005) – mean: 18.9 °C, range: 17.5 °C to 20.7 °C

Don't be deceived by the very warm air temperatures as the water temperature at Furnas will be much cooler (14 °C). Most surfers would wear a good quality spring wetsuit. Cloudy, but feeling very pleasant out of the water.

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 Furnas. 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.

Furnas 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.

Furnas sea water temperatures peak in the range 20 to 22°C (68 to 72°F) on around the 16th of August and are at their lowest on about the 21st of February, in the range 14 to 16°C (57 to 61°F). Furnas sea water temperatures are highest in the middle of August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The lowest sea water temperatures at Furnas in mid to late February 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 Furnas 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 Furnas. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.