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Itapema – Sul Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Santa Catarina – Norte, Brazil)

Today's Itapema - Sul sea temperature is 17.0 °C.

Statistics for 15 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 18.7 °C, range: 17.4 °C to 20.4 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 26 °C once we account for air movement. In contrast the sea remains relatively cold (17 °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.

Brazil Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Brazil
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 Itapema - Sul. 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.

Itapema - Sul 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.

Itapema - Sul water temperatures peak in the range 24 to 28°C (75 to 82°F) on around the 28th of February and are at their coldest on about the 24th of July, in the range 17 to 20°C (63 to 68°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Itapema - Sul climb to their maximum in the fourth week of February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The coldest Itapema - Sul water temperatures in the fourth week of July require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

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

 

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.