Saquarema Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Today's Saquarema sea temperature is 22.8 °C.
Statistics for 23 May (1981–2005) – mean: 23.9 °C, range: 22.4 °C to 24.8 °C
Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 21 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (22 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.
Map of current Brazil
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
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 Saquarema. 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.
Saquarema sea water temperatures peak in the range 25 to 28°C (77 to 82°F) on around the 26th of February and are at their minimum on about the 20th of September, in the range 21 to 22°C (70 to 72°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Saquarema climb to their maximum in the fourth week of February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Saquarema sea water temperatures are minimum in mid to late September. 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 Saquarema 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 Saquarema. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.