Gyllyngvase Beach water temperature
Gyllyngvase Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.2
Crowds: 3.0

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Gyllyngvase Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(South Cornwall, UK)

Today's Gyllyngvase Beach sea temperature is 11.0 °C.

Statistics for 21 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 11.2 °C, range: 10.5 °C to 11.9 °C

The water temperature (11 °C) at Gyllyngvase Beach is fairly cold. Surfers will need a quality steamer wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots because it will be cloudy with an effective air temperature of (7 °C).

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Gyllyngvase Beach. 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.

Gyllyngvase Beach 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.

Gyllyngvase Beach sea temperatures peak in the range 15 to 18°C (59 to 64°F) on around the 12th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 9 to 10°C (48 to 50°F). The highest seasonal sea temperatures at Gyllyngvase Beach in the second week of August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. At its coldest at the beginning of March, low sea temperatures at Gyllyngvase Beach 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.

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

 

 

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