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La Salina Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Baja Norte, Mexico)

Today's La Salina sea temperature is 19.5 °C.

Statistics for 03 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 19.9 °C, range: 18.8 °C to 21.6 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 21 °C once we account for wind), yet at 19 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at La Salina. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

Mexico Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Mexico
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 Salina. 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 Salina 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 Salina sea water temperatures peak in the range 19 to 23°C (66 to 73°F) on around the 5th of September and are at their coldest on about the 4th of February, in the range 14 to 17°C (57 to 63°F). La Salina sea water temperatures are maximum at the beginning of September. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The coldest seasonal sea water temperatures at La Salina in early February lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.

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