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Playa de la Barrosa water temperature
Playa de la Barrosa ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 3.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.8

Overall: 4.3

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Playa de la Barrosa Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Andalucia, Spain)

Today's Playa de la Barrosa sea temperature is 18.4 °C.

Statistics for 23 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 22.3 °C, range: 20.9 °C to 23.6 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 23 °C once we account for wind), yet at 18 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Playa de la Barrosa. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

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 la Barrosa. 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 la Barrosa 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 la Barrosa sea temperatures peak in the range 22 to 24°C (72 to 75°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, at 16°C. Playa de la Barrosa sea temperatures are always warm reach their maximum in early to mid August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The coldest seasonal sea temperatures at Playa de la Barrosa at the beginning of March lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Playa de la Barrosa 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 la Barrosa. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.