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Ilha do Farol water temperature
Ilha do Farol ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 2.5

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Ilha do Farol Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(The Algarve, Portugal)

Today's Ilha do Farol sea temperature is 21.2 °C.

Statistics for 23 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 20.2 °C, range: 18.6 °C to 21.6 °C

Warm in and out of the water temperature at Ilha do Farol today, but forecast to be overcast. With sea temperatures of 21 °C and a wind chill of 21 °C, most surfers will choose a shorty or a summer suit or just board shorts.

Portugal Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Portugal
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Ilha do Farol. 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.

Ilha do Farol 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.

Ilha do Farol sea temperatures peak in the range 21 to 23°C (70 to 73°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 15 to 16°C (59 to 61°F). Ilha do Farol 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 seasonal sea temperatures at Ilha do Farol at the beginning of March 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 Ilha do Farol 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 Ilha do Farol. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.