Martinique Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Nova Scotia, Canada)
Today's Martinique sea temperature is 19.5 °C.
Statistics for 24 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 16.3 °C, range: 14.6 °C to 18.9 °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 Martinique. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.
Map of current Canada
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Canada
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies
(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)
(click thumbnails to expand)
Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Martinique. 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.
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.
Martinique sea temperatures peak in the range 15 to 19°C (59 to 66°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their minimum on about the 19th of February, in the range -1 to 2°C (30 to 36°F). The highest seasonal sea temperatures at Martinique in early to mid August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The minimum sea temperatures at Martinique 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 the third week of February.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Martinique 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 Martinique. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.