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Hoddevik water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Hoddevik Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(South and West Norway)

Today's Hoddevik sea temperature is 14.6 °C.

Statistics for 22 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 13.8 °C, range: 11.8 °C to 16.3 °C

The water temperature (14 °C) at Hoddevik is quite cool. If the sun shines as we have forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good spring wetsuit. Effective windchill factor of (15 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

Norway Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Norway
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 Hoddevik. 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.

Hoddevik 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.

Hoddevik sea water temperatures peak in the range 13 to 17°C (55 to 63°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 2nd of March, in the range 4 to 7°C (39 to 45°F). The warmest sea water temperatures at Hoddevik in early to mid August are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days. The coldest sea water temperatures at Hoddevik 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 early March.

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