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Ifni Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Southern Morocco)

Today's Ifni sea temperature is 19.1 °C.

Statistics for 21 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 20.6 °C, range: 19.2 °C to 22.1 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 27 °C once we account for air movement. In contrast the sea remains relatively cold (19 °C). Surfers should wear a spring or summer wetsuit though no doubt some would wear less neoprene on such a warm day, no matter what temperature the sea is.

Morocco Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Morocco
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 Ifni. 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.

Ifni 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.

Ifni water temperatures peak in the range 20 to 22°C (68 to 72°F) on around the 12th of September and are at their lowest on about the 24th of February, in the range 16 to 19°C (61 to 66°F). Ifni water temperatures are warmest in the second week of September. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The lowest seasonal water temperatures at Ifni in the fourth week of February lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.

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