Sakarun Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
Today's Sakarun sea temperature is 13.5 °C.
Statistics for 16 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 12.6 °C, range: 11.2 °C to 14.7 °C
Fairly cool water temperature (13 °C) at Sakarun will be accompanied by sub-zero wind chill temperatures (-3 °C). Wear a full winter wetsuit and ideally a neoprene hood. Gloves and boots would probably be a good idea. A good day to escape from a bitterly cold and overcast day by getting wet.
Map of current Croatia
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Croatia
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 Sakarun. 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.
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.
Sakarun sea temperatures peak in the range 23 to 27°C (73 to 81°F) on around the 12th of August and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, in the range 11 to 12°C (52 to 54°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Sakarun climb to their highest in the second week of August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. At its minimum at the beginning of March, low sea temperatures at Sakarun are suited to a 5/4mm or 5/3mm good quality wetsuit with neoprene gloves and 3mm boots. You will need a hood if it's windy or the air is cold.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Sakarun 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 Sakarun. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.