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Menakoz water temperature
Menakoz ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 4.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.0

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Menakoz Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Pais Vasco, Spain)

Today's Menakoz sea temperature is 12.6 °C.

Statistics for 23 Apr (1981–2005) – mean: 13.4 °C, range: 12.1 °C to 14.3 °C

Sunny with pleasant to warm air temperatures, yet the sea at Menakoz remains rather cold. Surfers will need a spring wetsuit and ideally neoprene hood, gloves and boots.

Spain (Europe) Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Spain (Europe)
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 Menakoz. 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.

Menakoz 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.

Menakoz sea temperatures peak in the range 20 to 24°C (68 to 75°F) on around the 15th of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, in the range 12 to 13°C (54 to 55°F). Menakoz sea temperatures are maximum in mid August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The lowest sea temperatures at Menakoz at the beginning of March are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Menakoz 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 Menakoz. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.