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Pedra Magra water temperature
Pedra Magra ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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Pedra Magra Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Santa Catarina – Sul, Brazil)

Today's Pedra Magra sea temperature is 15.5 °C.

Statistics for 18 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 18.4 °C, range: 16.6 °C to 20.4 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feels like 23 °C) at Pedra Magra, yet the sea remains several degrees colder than the air. Most surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

Brazil Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Brazil
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 Pedra Magra. 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.

Pedra Magra 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.

Pedra Magra water temperatures peak in the range 25 to 27°C (77 to 81°F) on around the 7th of March and are at their lowest on about the 13th of August, in the range 16 to 19°C (61 to 66°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Pedra Magra climb to their maximum in the first part of March. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The lowest Pedra Magra water temperatures in the third week of August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

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

 

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.