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La Mata Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Valencia, Spain)

Today's La Mata sea temperature is 24.2 °C.

Statistics for 03 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 22.1 °C, range: 19.4 °C to 24.1 °C

Warm in and out of the water temperature at La Mata today, but forecast to be overcast. With sea temperatures of 24 °C and a wind chill of 22 °C, most surfers will choose a shorty or a summer suit or just board shorts.

Spain (Europe) Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Spain (Europe)
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Spain (Europe) Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Spain (Europe)
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 La Mata. 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.

La Mata 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.

La Mata sea temperatures peak in the range 24 to 27°C (75 to 81°F) on around the 15th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 14 to 15°C (57 to 59°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at La Mata climb to their highest in mid August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The coldest sea temperatures at La Mata 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 La Mata 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 La Mata. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.