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Zarautz water temperature
Zarautz ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 2.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.4
Crowds: 2.1

Overall: 3.5

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Zarautz Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Pais Vasco, Spain)

Today's Zarautz sea temperature is 14.0 °C.

Statistics for 18 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 13.5 °C, range: 12.6 °C to 14.4 °C

The Zarautz water temperature is rather cool (14 °C) and the air temperature will feel about the same. A good quality spring wetsuit with optional neoprene boots should suffice. No need for wetsuit gloves.

Spain (Europe) Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Spain (Europe)
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Spain (Europe) Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Spain (Europe)
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 Zarautz. 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.

Zarautz 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.

Zarautz water temperatures peak in the range 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, at 12°C. Zarautz water temperatures are maximum in early to mid August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The lowest water temperatures at Zarautz at the beginning of March 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.

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