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Ins and Outs Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Tahiti, French Polynesia)

Today's Ins and Outs sea temperature is 29.3 °C.

Statistics for 20 Mar (1981–2005) – mean: 28.7 °C, range: 27.7 °C to 29.5 °C

Very warm air temperatures and very warm water(29 °C) too at Ins and Outs, warm enough for wearing board shorts and a rash vest in the surf. Cloudy, but feeling very pleasant in and out of the water.

French Polynesia Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current French Polynesia
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 Ins and Outs. 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.

Ins and Outs Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Ins and Outs sea water temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 1st of March and are at their minimum on about the 4th of August, in the range 25 to 27°C (77 to 81°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Ins and Outs mean that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year

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