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La Popular (Mar-del-Plata) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Today's La Popular (Mar-del-Plata) sea temperature is 9.6 °C.

Statistics for 04 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 9.2 °C, range: 7.5 °C to 11.2 °C

The water temperature (9 °C) at La Popular (Mar-del-Plata) is very cold. Despite the sun, surfers will need plenty of neoprene. Wear a quality winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. A windchill factor of (7 °C).

Argentina Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Argentina
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 Popular (Mar-del-Plata). 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 Popular (Mar-del-Plata) 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 Popular sea water temperatures peak in the range 17 to 22°C (63 to 72°F) on around the 29th of January and are at their minimum on about the 6th of August, in the range 6 to 11°C (43 to 52°F). The maximum La Popular sea water temperatures in late January require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The minimum sea water temperatures at La Popular mean that 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 in the first week of August.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at La Popular (Mar-del-Plata) 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 Popular (Mar-del-Plata). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.