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Eyvik Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North Coast of Iceland)

Today's Eyvik sea temperature is 7.0 °C.

Statistics for 06 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 5.4 °C, range: 2.6 °C to 7.7 °C

Very cold water temperature (7 °C) at Eyvik accompanied by sub-zero wind chill temperatures (-2 °C). Wearing a thick winter wetsuit, neoprene hood, gloves and boots will be little defence against the cold, making it difficult to stay in the sea for very long. Feeling bitterly cold and cloudy.

Iceland Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Iceland
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 Eyvik. 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.

Eyvik 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.

Eyvik water temperatures peak in the range 6 to 10°C (43 to 50°F) on around the 5th of August and are at their lowest on about the 28th of February, in the range 1 to 4°C (34 to 39°F). Permanantly low water temperatures at Eyvik means 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 at any time of year.

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