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Ilbaritz - Marbella water temperature
Ilbaritz - Marbella ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.4

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Ilbaritz – Marbella Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(La Cote Basque, France)

Today's Ilbaritz - Marbella sea temperature is 16.5 °C.

Statistics for 22 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 17.0 °C, range: 14.6 °C to 19.1 °C

The water temperature (16 °C) at Ilbaritz - Marbella is fairly cool. Despite the sun, a windchill factor of (9 °C) means that surfers will need a good quality spring wetsuit, a neoprene hood. Some surfers would wear gloves and boots.

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Ilbaritz - Marbella. 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.

Ilbaritz - Marbella 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.

Ilbaritz - Marbella sea temperatures peak in the range 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, at 12°C. Ilbaritz - Marbella sea temperatures are highest in early to mid August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The coldest sea temperatures at Ilbaritz - Marbella at the beginning of March 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.

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