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La Derecha del Cartel water temperature
La Derecha del Cartel ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.7
Consistency of Surf: 3.7
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 1.3

Overall: 3.4

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La Derecha del Cartel Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Tenerife, Spain)

Today's La Derecha del Cartel sea temperature is 19.3 °C.

Statistics for 24 Mar (1981–2005) – mean: 19.3 °C, range: 18.1 °C to 20.6 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 21 °C once we account for wind), yet at 19 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at La Derecha del Cartel. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

Spain (Africa) Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Spain (Africa)
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Spain (Africa) Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Spain (Africa)
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 La Derecha del Cartel. 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.

La Derecha del Cartel 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.

La Derecha del Cartel sea temperatures peak in the range 23 to 25°C (73 to 77°F) on around the 11th of September and are at their lowest on about the 19th of February, in the range 18 to 20°C (64 to 68°F). La Derecha del Cartel sea temperatures are always warm reach their maximum in the second week of September. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The lowest La Derecha del Cartel sea temperatures in the third week of February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at La Derecha del Cartel 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 La Derecha del Cartel. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.