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Horizonte (Mar del Plata) water temperature
Horizonte (Mar del Plata) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0
Accommodation: 3.0

Overall: 4.1

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Horizonte (Mar del Plata) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Today's Horizonte (Mar del Plata) sea temperature is 17.1 °C.

Statistics for 13 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 16.3 °C, range: 14.6 °C to 18.4 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 23 °C once we account for wind), yet at 17 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Horizonte (Mar del Plata). The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

Argentina Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Argentina
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 Horizonte (Mar del Plata). 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.

Horizonte (Mar del Plata) 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.

Horizonte sea temperatures peak in the range 16 to 21°C (61 to 70°F) on around the 29th of January and are at their minimum on about the 6th of August, in the range 6 to 11°C (43 to 52°F). The maximum Horizonte sea temperatures in late January require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The minimum sea temperatures at Horizonte 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 first week of August.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Horizonte (Mar del Plata) 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 Horizonte (Mar del Plata). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.