Waikiki Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- Weather State
- Spot Info
Today's Waikiki sea temperature is 12.6 °C.
Statistics for 31 May (1981–2005)
– mean: 11.4 °C,
range: 9.3 °C
to 13.3 °C
The water temperature (12 °C) at Waikiki is fairly cold. Surfers will need a quality steamer wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots because it will be cloudy with an effective air temperature of (9 °C).
Map of current Argentina
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Argentina
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 Waikiki. 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.
Waikiki sea temperatures peak in the range 17 to 21°C (63 to 70°F) on around the 26th of January and are at their coldest on about the 6th of August, in the range 6 to 11°C (43 to 52°F). The highest Waikiki sea temperatures in the fourth week of January require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The coldest sea temperatures at Waikiki 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 first week of August.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Waikiki 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 Waikiki. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.
Do you have old images of surf? Simply upload them to the photo gallery and we will search our vast archive of forecasts and display the open water swell sizes, directions and periods, as well as wind and tide at the time of the image. It's a really useful way of knowing what to look for in the forecast tables.