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Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) water temperature
Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 4.5

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Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland)

Today's Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) sea temperature is 6.3 °C.

Statistics for 16 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 7.7 °C, range: 6.8 °C to 8.6 °C

Very cold water temperature (6 °C) at Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta). Despite the sunshine, even with a thick winter wetsuit, neoprene hood, gloves and boots it will be difficult to stay comfortable in the sea for long today.

Iceland Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Iceland
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 Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta). 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.

Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) 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.

Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) water temperatures peak in the range 10 to 13°C (50 to 55°F) on around the 9th of August and are at their minimum on about the 22nd of February, in the range 5 to 7°C (41 to 45°F). At its warmest in early to mid August, low water temperatures at Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) are suited to a 5/4mm or 5/3mm good quality wetsuit with neoprene gloves and 3mm boots. You will need a hood if it's windy or the air is cold. The minimum water temperatures at Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here in the second half of February.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta) 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 Grindavik Lighthouse ( Hopsnesta). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.