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Galheta do Sul water temperature
Galheta do Sul ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.0

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Galheta do Sul Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Santa Catarina – Sul, Brazil)

Today's Galheta do Sul sea temperature is 19.0 °C.

Statistics for 17 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 22.0 °C, range: 21.0 °C to 22.9 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 24 °C once we account for wind), yet at 19 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Galheta do Sul. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

Brazil Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Brazil
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 Galheta do Sul. 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.

Galheta do Sul 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.

Galheta do Sul sea water temperatures peak in the range 25 to 27°C (77 to 81°F) on around the 7th of March and are at their minimum on about the 7th of August, in the range 16 to 20°C (61 to 68°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Galheta do Sul climb to their maximum in the first part of March. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The minimum Galheta do Sul sea water temperatures in the first part of August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

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