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Bishtpala Outer Reef Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Adriatic – Albania)

Today's Bishtpala Outer Reef sea temperature is 21.2 °C.

Statistics for 28 May (1981–2005) – mean: 19.9 °C, range: 17.0 °C to 22.5 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 21 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (21 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

Albania Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Albania
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 Bishtpala Outer Reef. 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.

Bishtpala Outer Reef 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.

Bishtpala Outer Reef water temperatures peak in the range 24 to 27°C (75 to 81°F) on around the 12th of August and are at their minimum on about the 17th of February, in the range 13 to 15°C (55 to 59°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Bishtpala Outer Reef climb to their maximum in the second week of August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The minimum water temperatures at Bishtpala Outer Reef in the middle of February 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 Bishtpala Outer Reef 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 Bishtpala Outer Reef. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.