Texel (Waddeneilanden) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Netherlands – West Coast)
Today's Texel (Waddeneilanden) sea temperature is 9.3 °C.
Statistics for 24 May (1981–2005)
– mean: 11.7 °C,
range: 9.6 °C
to 13.3 °C
The water temperature (9 °C) at Texel (Waddeneilanden) is very cold today and the windchill (3 °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
Map of current Netherlands
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Netherlands
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies
(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)
(click thumbnails to expand)
Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Texel (Waddeneilanden). 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.
Texel (Waddeneilanden) sea water temperatures peak in the range 16 to 19°C (61 to 66°F) on around the 14th of August and are at their lowest on about the 23rd of February, in the range 2 to 8°C (36 to 46°F). The maximum seasonal sea water temperatures at Texel (Waddeneilanden) in mid August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The lowest sea water temperatures at Texel (Waddeneilanden) 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 the fourth week of February.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Texel (Waddeneilanden) 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 Texel (Waddeneilanden). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has stated that a magnitude 8.2 Earthquake beneath the Sea of Okhosk did not generate a destructive Tsunami. However, we suggest that local interests also listen for statements from the Japan Meteorological Agency, located much closer to the source.