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Ponta Preta water temperature
Ponta Preta ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.8

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Ponta Preta Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Cape-Verde – Sal)

Today's Ponta Preta sea temperature is 22.2 °C.

Statistics for 21 Jun (1981–2005) – mean: 23.6 °C, range: 22.5 °C to 24.5 °C

The water temperature (22 °C) at Ponta Preta is warm and the air temperature should feel similar (windchill forecast 19 °C). If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a shorty or a summer wetsuit.

Cape Verde Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Cape Verde
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Cape Verde Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Cape Verde
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 Ponta Preta. 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.

Ponta Preta Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Ponta Preta sea temperatures peak in the range 26 to 28°C (79 to 82°F) on around the 23rd of September and are at their minimum on about the 13th of February, in the range 21 to 24°C (70 to 75°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Ponta Preta climb to their maximum in the fourth week of September. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Ponta Preta sea temperatures are minimum in the third week of February. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Ponta Preta 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 Ponta Preta. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.