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Playa de Doninos water temperature
Playa de Doninos ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 4.4
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.2
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 3.1

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Playa de Doninos Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Galicia, Spain)

Today's Playa de Doninos sea temperature is 13.8 °C.

Statistics for 14 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 14.3 °C, range: 13.2 °C to 15.3 °C

The water temperature (13 °C) at Playa de Doninos is quite cool. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good sealed spring wetsuit. Some surfers would prefer to wear gloves and boots too. Effective windchill factor of (12 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

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 Playa de Doninos. 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.

Playa de Doninos 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.

Playa de Doninos water temperatures peak in the range 18 to 20°C (64 to 68°F) on around the 14th of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, in the range 12 to 13°C (54 to 55°F). The highest Playa de Doninos water temperatures in mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The lowest water temperatures at Playa de Doninos 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 Playa de Doninos 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 Playa de Doninos. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.