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Praia Branca water temperature
Praia Branca ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Praia Branca Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(São Paulo, Brazil)

Today's Praia Branca sea temperature is 22.6 °C.

Statistics for 18 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 23.1 °C, range: 22.0 °C to 24.1 °C

Warm in and out of the water temperature at Praia Branca today, but forecast to be overcast. With sea temperatures of 22 °C and a wind chill of 23 °C, most surfers will choose a shorty or a summer suit or just board shorts.

Brazil Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Brazil
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 Praia Branca. 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.

Praia Branca 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.

Praia Branca water temperatures peak in the range 24 to 28°C (75 to 82°F) on around the 27th of February and are at their lowest on about the 13th of August, in the range 18 to 21°C (64 to 70°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Praia Branca climb to their highest in the last days of February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The lowest Praia Branca water temperatures in the third week of August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

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