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Ixtapa Island water temperature
Ixtapa Island ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.5

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Ixtapa Island Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Guerrero, Mexico)

Today's Ixtapa Island sea temperature is 30.8 °C.

Statistics for 16 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 29.4 °C, range: 28.6 °C to 30.2 °C

A hot and sunny day, feeling like 32 °C even after we account for wind, and very warm water temperature (30 °C) too at Ixtapa Island. Surfers may need a thin summer wetsuit or at least a rash vest to block the UV.

Mexico Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Mexico
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 Ixtapa Island. 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.

Ixtapa Island 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.

Ixtapa Island sea temperatures peak in the range 29 to 31°C (84 to 88°F) on around the 22nd of July and are at their coldest on about the 17th of March, in the range 25 to 28°C (77 to 82°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Ixtapa Island 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 Ixtapa Island 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 Ixtapa Island. 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.