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Figueira da Foz - Gala water temperature
Figueira da Foz - Gala ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.5
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.4

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Figueira da Foz – Gala Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Beira, Portugal)

Today's Figueira da Foz - Gala sea temperature is 12.9 °C.

Statistics for 16 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 14.9 °C, range: 14.0 °C to 16.0 °C

The water temperature (12 °C) at Figueira da Foz - Gala is quite cold. If the sun shines as forecast, it should feel warm enough to get away with a good sealed spring wetsuit but you won't overheat in a winter wetsuit, gloves boots and a hood. Effective windchill factor of (11 °C).

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 Figueira da Foz - Gala. 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.

Figueira da Foz - Gala Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Figueira da Foz - Gala sea temperatures peak in the range 19 to 22°C (66 to 72°F) on around the 15th of August and are at their minimum on about the 24th of February, in the range 13 to 16°C (55 to 61°F). The highest Figueira da Foz - Gala sea temperatures in mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The minimum sea temperatures at Figueira da Foz - Gala in the fourth week of 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 Figueira da Foz - Gala 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 Figueira da Foz - Gala. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.