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Long Strand-Castlefreke water temperature
Long Strand-Castlefreke ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.8
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.2

Overall: 2.5

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Long Strand-Castlefreke Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Cork, Ireland)

Today's Long Strand-Castlefreke sea temperature is 11.3 °C.

Statistics for 10 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 11.1 °C, range: 10.2 °C to 12.1 °C

The water temperature (11 °C) at Long Strand-Castlefreke is quite cold. Despite the sun, windchill of 7 °C means that surfers will need plenty of neoprene. Wear a quality winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. A windchill factor of (7 °C).

Ireland Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Ireland
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 Long Strand-Castlefreke. 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.

Long Strand-Castlefreke 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.

Long Strand-Castlefreke sea water temperatures peak in the range 14 to 19°C (57 to 66°F) on around the 7th of August and are at their lowest on about the 20th of February, in the range 9 to 10°C (48 to 50°F). The highest seasonal sea water temperatures at Long Strand-Castlefreke in the first part of August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. At its lowest in mid to late February, low sea water temperatures at Long Strand-Castlefreke are suited to a 5/4mm or 5/3mm good quality wetsuit with neoprene gloves and 3mm boots. You will need a hood if it's windy or the air is cold.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Long Strand-Castlefreke 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 Long Strand-Castlefreke. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.