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Zambujeira do Mar water temperature
Zambujeira do Mar ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.7
Difficulty Level: 3.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 4.7

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Zambujeira do Mar Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Portugal – Alentejo)

Today's Zambujeira do Mar sea temperature is 15.9 °C.

Statistics for 20 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 21.1 °C, range: 19.5 °C to 22.4 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feels like 23 °C) at Zambujeira do Mar, yet the sea remains several degrees colder than the air. Most surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

Portugal Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Portugal
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 Zambujeira do Mar. 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.

Zambujeira do Mar 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.

Zambujeira do Mar sea temperatures peak in the range 20 to 23°C (68 to 73°F) on around the 15th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 15 to 16°C (59 to 61°F). Zambujeira do Mar sea temperatures are maximum in mid August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The coldest seasonal sea temperatures at Zambujeira do Mar at the beginning of March lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Zambujeira do Mar 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 Zambujeira do Mar. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.