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

Overall: 3.5

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Garbanzo Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Great Abaco – Bahamas)

Today's Garbanzo sea temperature is 28.0 °C.

Statistics for 16 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 26.1 °C, range: 25.0 °C to 27.0 °C

Sunny with warm air temperatures at Garbanzo today (feels like 24 °C once we account for wind), and warmer sea temperatures (28 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or perhaps a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

Bahamas Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Bahamas
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 Garbanzo. 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.

Garbanzo 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.

Garbanzo water temperatures peak in the range 29 to 30°C (84 to 86°F) on around the 7th of August and are at their minimum on about the 30th of January, in the range 23 to 25°C (73 to 77°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Garbanzo climb to their maximum in the first part of August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Garbanzo water temperatures are always warm but dip to their minimum at the tail of January. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy.

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