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Banzart Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Tunis and North Coast, Tunisia)

Today's Banzart sea temperature is 20.7 °C.

Statistics for 28 May (1981–2005) – mean: 19.3 °C, range: 17.2 °C to 20.9 °C

Warm in and out of the water temperature at Banzart today, but forecast to be overcast. With sea temperatures of 20 °C and a wind chill of 21 °C, most surfers will choose a shorty or a summer suit or just board shorts.

Tunisia Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Tunisia
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 Banzart. 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.

Banzart 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.

Banzart sea water temperatures peak in the range 24 to 28°C (75 to 82°F) on around the 14th of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, at 14°C. Year round warm sea water temperatures at Banzart climb to their highest in mid August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The lowest sea water temperatures at Banzart 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 Banzart 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 Banzart. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.