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Oumlabouir water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.2

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Oumlabouir Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Western-Sahara – Coast)

Today's Oumlabouir sea temperature is 18.0 °C.

Statistics for 17 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 21.0 °C, range: 20.0 °C to 22.2 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 21 °C once we account for wind), yet at 18 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Oumlabouir. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

Western Sahara Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Western Sahara
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 Oumlabouir. 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.

Oumlabouir 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.

Oumlabouir sea temperatures peak in the range 20 to 23°C (68 to 73°F) on around the 11th of September and are at their coldest on about the 7th of February, in the range 17 to 20°C (63 to 68°F). Oumlabouir sea temperatures are highest in the second week of September. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The coldest Oumlabouir sea temperatures in the first part of February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

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