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Santa Maria – Anjos Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(The Azores, Portugal)

Today's Santa Maria - Anjos sea temperature is 20.5 °C.

Statistics for 05 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 21.7 °C, range: 19.9 °C to 23.7 °C

The water temperature (20 °C) at Santa Maria - Anjos is warm and the air temperature should feel similar (windchill forecast 19 °C). If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a shorty or a summer wetsuit.

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)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Santa Maria - Anjos. 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.

Santa Maria - Anjos Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Santa Maria - Anjos water temperatures peak in the range 23 to 25°C (73 to 77°F) on around the 14th of August and are at their coldest on about the 9th of March, in the range 15 to 17°C (59 to 63°F). Santa Maria - Anjos water temperatures are always warm reach their maximum in mid August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The coldest seasonal water temperatures at Santa Maria - Anjos in early to mid 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 Santa Maria - Anjos 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 Santa Maria - Anjos. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.