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Zanja Honda water temperature
Zanja Honda ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 4.0

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Zanja Honda Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Uruguay – North)

Today's Zanja Honda sea temperature is 12.2 °C.

Statistics for 17 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 11.5 °C, range: 9.7 °C to 14.1 °C

The Zanja Honda water temperature is rather cold (12 °C). Although it will be cloudy today, air temperatures will be relatively mild, feeling like 10 °C, so feeling about the same in the water as out of it. A winter steamer or even a good quality spring wetsuit and neoprene boots should suffice. Wear a hood and gloves if you have not been surfing for a while.

Uruguay Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Uruguay
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 Zanja Honda. 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.

Zanja Honda 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.

Zanja Honda sea temperatures peak in the range 20 to 24°C (68 to 75°F) on around the 29th of January and are at their lowest on about the 6th of August, in the range 8 to 14°C (46 to 57°F). Zanja Honda sea temperatures are always warm reach their highest in late January. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. At its lowest in the first week of August, low sea temperatures at Zanja Honda are suited to a 5/4mm or 5/3mm good quality wetsuit with neoprene gloves and 3mm boots. You will need a hood if it's windy or the air is cold.

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

 

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.