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Playa de Somo water temperature
Playa de Somo ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.6

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Playa de Somo Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Spain – Cantabria)

Today's Playa de Somo sea temperature is 19.4 °C.

Statistics for 23 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 19.5 °C, range: 17.0 °C to 21.7 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 25 °C once we account for air movement. In contrast the sea remains relatively cold (19 °C). Surfers should wear a spring or summer wetsuit though no doubt some would wear less neoprene on such a warm day, no matter what temperature the sea is.

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 Somo. 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 Somo 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 Somo water temperatures peak in the range 20 to 24°C (68 to 75°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). Playa de Somo water temperatures are warmest in mid August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The lowest water temperatures at Playa de Somo 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 Somo 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 Somo. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.