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Boyndie Bay Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Scotland – East Coast, UK)

Today's Boyndie Bay sea temperature is 9.9 °C.

Statistics for 18 May (1981–2005) – mean: 8.9 °C, range: 7.6 °C to 10.1 °C

Don't be comforted by the pleasant air temperatures because the water temperature at Boyndie Bay will be much cooler than the air today. Surfers will need a thick winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. Feeling much more pleasant out of the water than in the very cold sea today.

United Kingdom Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current United Kingdom
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 Boyndie Bay. 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.

Boyndie Bay 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.

Boyndie Bay sea temperatures peak in the range 12 to 16°C (54 to 61°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 26th of February, in the range 5 to 8°C (41 to 46°F). The highest sea temperatures at Boyndie Bay in early to mid August 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. The coldest sea temperatures at Boyndie Bay mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here in the fourth week of February.

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