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Playa de Montalbo water temperature
Playa de Montalbo ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 3.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 3.8

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Playa de Montalbo Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Galicia, Spain)

Today's Playa de Montalbo sea temperature is 14.3 °C.

Statistics for 22 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 15.5 °C, range: 14.8 °C to 17.0 °C

The Playa de Montalbo water temperature is rather cool (14 °C) and the air temperature will feel about the same. A good quality spring wetsuit with optional neoprene boots should suffice. No need for wetsuit gloves.

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 Montalbo. 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 Montalbo 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 Montalbo sea water temperatures peak in the range 18 to 20°C (64 to 68°F) on around the 14th of August and are at their minimum on about the 23rd of February, in the range 12 to 15°C (54 to 59°F). The highest Playa de Montalbo sea water temperatures in mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The minimum sea water temperatures at Playa de Montalbo in the fourth week of February 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 Montalbo 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 Montalbo. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.