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Guarda do Embau water temperature
Guarda do Embau ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.7
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 3.7

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Guarda do Embau Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Santa Catarina – Sul, Brazil)

Today's Guarda do Embau sea temperature is 24.1 °C.

Statistics for 15 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 18.5 °C, range: 16.6 °C to 19.7 °C

The water temperature (24 °C) at Guarda do Embau is warm and the air temperature should feel similar (windchill forecast 16 °C). If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a shorty or a summer wetsuit.

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 Guarda do Embau. 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.

Guarda do Embau 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.

Guarda do Embau water temperatures peak in the range 24 to 28°C (75 to 82°F) on around the 5th of March and are at their minimum on about the 13th of August, in the range 17 to 20°C (63 to 68°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Guarda do Embau climb to their warmest at the beginning of March. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The minimum Guarda do Embau water temperatures in the third week of August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

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