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Plentzia water temperature
Plentzia ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.8
Difficulty Level: 1.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 1.8

Overall: 3.3

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Plentzia Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Pais Vasco, Spain)

Today's Plentzia sea temperature is 22.9 °C.

Statistics for 14 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 21.5 °C, range: 19.8 °C to 24.2 °C

Warm in and out of the water temperature at Plentzia today, but forecast to be overcast. With sea temperatures of 22 °C and a wind chill of 21 °C, most surfers will choose a shorty or a summer suit or just board shorts.

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 Plentzia. 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.

Plentzia 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.

Plentzia sea temperatures peak in the range 20 to 24°C (68 to 75°F) on around the 15th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 12 to 13°C (54 to 55°F). Plentzia sea 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 coldest sea temperatures at Plentzia 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 Plentzia 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 Plentzia. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.