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Garbage Heap Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Netherlands-Antilles – Saint Martin)

Today's Garbage Heap sea temperature is 28.1 °C.

Statistics for 16 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 27.8 °C, range: 27.1 °C to 28.3 °C

Very warm air temperatures and very warm water(28 °C) too at Garbage Heap, warm enough for wearing board shorts and a rash vest in the surf. Cloudy, but feeling very pleasant in and out of the water.

Netherlands Antilles Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Netherlands Antilles
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 Garbage Heap. 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.

Garbage Heap 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.

Garbage Heap sea water temperatures peak in the range 28 to 29°C (82 to 84°F) on around the 31st of August and are at their lowest on about the 27th of February, in the range 25 to 26°C (77 to 79°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Garbage Heap mean that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year

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