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Oostende water temperature
Oostende ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.7
Consistency of Surf: 1.8
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.8
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.2

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Oostende Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North Sea – Belgium)

Today's Oostende sea temperature is 13.3 °C.

Statistics for 26 May (1981–2005) – mean: 12.0 °C, range: 10.2 °C to 13.2 °C

Cloudy and warm but the water temperature at Oostende will be noticeably colder than the air today. Most surfers will need a spring wetsuit. Feeling warmer out of the water than in the sea today.

Belgium Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Belgium
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 Oostende. 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.

Oostende 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.

Oostende sea temperatures peak in the range 16 to 19°C (61 to 66°F) on around the 15th of August and are at their coldest on about the 23rd of February, in the range 4 to 9°C (39 to 48°F). The warmest seasonal sea temperatures at Oostende in mid August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The coldest sea temperatures at Oostende 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 fourth week of February.

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