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Frente A Bahia Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Manabi, Ecuador)

Today's Frente A Bahia sea temperature is 24.4 °C.

Statistics for 06 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 24.0 °C, range: 22.3 °C to 26.3 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 23 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (24 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

Ecuador Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Ecuador
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 Frente A Bahia. 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.

Frente A Bahia 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.

Frente A Bahia sea water temperatures peak in the range 24 to 29°C (75 to 84°F) on around the 4th of February and are at their coldest on about the 30th of July, in the range 21 to 26°C (70 to 79°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Frente A Bahia climb to their maximum in early February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Frente A Bahia sea water temperatures are always warm but dip to their coldest at the tail of July. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy.

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