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Sombrio Beach water temperature
Sombrio Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 2.6

Overall: 2.8

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Sombrio Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Vancouver Island, Canada)

Today's Sombrio Beach sea temperature is 9.9 °C.

Statistics for 21 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 9.9 °C, range: 8.0 °C to 11.1 °C

The water temperature (9 °C) at Sombrio Beach is very cold today and the windchill (2 °C) will make the air temperature seem even colder. You'll need a thick hooded winter wetsuit as well as neoprene gloves and neoprene boots and the cloudiness won't make it feel any warmer

Canada Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Canada
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 Sombrio Beach. 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.

Sombrio Beach 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.

Sombrio Beach sea temperatures peak in the range 13 to 17°C (55 to 63°F) on around the 13th of August and are at their minimum on about the 29th of January, in the range 6 to 10°C (43 to 50°F). The highest sea temperatures at Sombrio Beach in the third week of August are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days. The minimum sea temperatures at Sombrio Beach mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here in late January.

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