San Jorge Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Baja Sur, Mexico)
Today's San Jorge sea temperature is 19.7 °C.
Statistics for 24 Mar (1981–2005) – mean: 18.9 °C, range: 17.5 °C to 20.8 °C
Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 24 °C once we account for wind), yet at 19 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at San Jorge. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.
Map of current Mexico
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Mexico
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 San Jorge. 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.
San Jorge sea water temperatures peak in the range 24 to 30°C (75 to 86°F) on around the 9th of September and are at their minimum on about the 27th of March, in the range 17 to 21°C (63 to 70°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at San Jorge climb to their highest in early to mid September. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The minimum San Jorge sea water temperatures in the last days of March require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at San Jorge 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 San Jorge. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.