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Maasvlakte Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide


Today's Maasvlakte sea temperature is 18.6 °C.

Statistics for 30 Jun (1981–2005) – mean: 15.2 °C, range: 12.9 °C to 16.7 °C

The water temperature (18 °C) at Maasvlakte 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 17 °C.

Netherlands Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Netherlands
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 Maasvlakte. 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.

Maasvlakte 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.

Maasvlakte sea water temperatures peak in the range 16 to 20°C (61 to 68°F) on around the 17th of August and are at their minimum on about the 18th of February, in the range 3 to 9°C (37 to 48°F). The maximum Maasvlakte sea water temperatures in the middle of August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The minimum sea water temperatures at Maasvlakte 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 third week of February.

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