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Curral Joul Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Cape-Verde – Sal)

Today's Curral Joul sea temperature is 23.2 °C.

Statistics for 29 Mar (1981–2005) – mean: 22.3 °C, range: 20.8 °C to 23.6 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 22 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (23 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

Cape Verde Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Cape Verde
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 Curral Joul. 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.

Curral Joul 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.

Curral Joul sea water temperatures peak in the range 26 to 28°C (79 to 82°F) on around the 16th of September and are at their coldest on about the 10th of February, in the range 21 to 24°C (70 to 75°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Curral Joul climb to their maximum in the middle of September. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Curral Joul sea water temperatures are coldest in early to mid February. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up.

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