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La Santa – The Slab Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Lanzarote, Spain)

Today's La Santa - The Slab sea temperature is 18.6 °C.

Statistics for 05 Feb (1981–2005) – mean: 18.3 °C, range: 17.4 °C to 19.5 °C

The water temperature (18 °C) at La Santa - The Slab is relatively warm. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a summer wetsuit. Effective air temperature of 16 °C.

Spain (Africa) Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Spain (Africa)
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 Santa - The Slab. 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 Santa - The Slab 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.

La Santa - The Slab water temperatures peak in the range 22 to 24°C (72 to 75°F) on around the 12th of September and are at their coldest on about the 25th of February, in the range 17 to 20°C (63 to 68°F). La Santa - The Slab water temperatures are always warm reach their highest in the second week of September. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The coldest seasonal water temperatures at La Santa - The Slab in late 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 Santa - The Slab 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 Santa - The Slab. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.