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Espinho water temperature
Espinho ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.2
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.7

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Espinho Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Beira, Portugal)

Today's Espinho sea temperature is 15.9 °C.

Statistics for 18 May (1981–2005) – mean: 15.9 °C, range: 14.4 °C to 17.1 °C

The water temperature at Espinho is rather cool (15 °C) and the air temperature will feel similar. A good quality spring wetsuit with optional neoprene boots should suffice. No need for wetsuit gloves.

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Espinho. 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.

Espinho Water Temperature Graph

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

Espinho sea water temperatures peak in the range 18 to 21°C (64 to 70°F) on around the 20th of August and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, in the range 13 to 14°C (55 to 57°F). The highest Espinho sea water temperatures in mid to late August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The minimum sea water temperatures at Espinho 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 Espinho 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 Espinho. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.