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La Olla water temperature
La Olla ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.5

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La Olla Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Uruguay – South)

Today's La Olla sea temperature is 16.6 °C.

Statistics for 20 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 14.5 °C, range: 12.2 °C to 17.1 °C

The water temperature (16 °C) at La Olla is quite cool. If the sun shines as we have forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good spring wetsuit. Effective windchill factor of (18 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

Uruguay Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Uruguay
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 Olla. 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 Olla 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 Olla water temperatures peak in the range 20 to 24°C (68 to 75°F) on around the 29th of January and are at their coldest on about the 6th of August, in the range 7 to 13°C (45 to 55°F). La Olla water temperatures are always warm reach their highest in late January. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. At its coldest in the first week of August, low water temperatures at La Olla are suited to a 5/4mm or 5/3mm good quality wetsuit with neoprene gloves and 3mm boots. You will need a hood if it's windy or the air is cold.

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