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Kilometerstein Vier Hornum (Sylt) water temperature
Kilometerstein Vier Hornum (Sylt) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Kilometerstein Vier Hornum (Sylt) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Nordsee (North Sea), Germany)

Today's Kilometerstein Vier Hornum (Sylt) sea temperature is 16.2 °C.

Statistics for 16 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 16.2 °C, range: 14.2 °C to 18.8 °C

The water temperature (16 °C) at Kilometerstein Vier Hornum (Sylt) is quite cool. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good sealed spring wetsuit. Some surfers would prefer to wear gloves and boots too. Effective windchill factor of (12 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

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Surface Water Temperatures
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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 Kilometerstein Vier Hornum (Sylt). 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.

Kilometerstein Vier Hornum (Sylt) 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.

Kilometerstein Vier Hornum sea water temperatures peak in the range 16 to 21°C (61 to 70°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their lowest on about the 25th of February, in the range 0 to 6°C (32 to 43°F). The highest Kilometerstein Vier Hornum sea water temperatures in early to mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The lowest sea water temperatures at Kilometerstein Vier Hornum mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here in late February.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Kilometerstein Vier Hornum (Sylt) 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 Kilometerstein Vier Hornum (Sylt). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.