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Papanoa water temperature
Papanoa ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Papanoa Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Guerrero, Mexico)

Today's Papanoa sea temperature is 27.1 °C.

Statistics for 26 May (1981–2005) – mean: 28.7 °C, range: 26.5 °C to 29.7 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 28 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (27 °C) very warm too. Staying comfortable in the water at Papanoa won't be a problem, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.

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)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Papanoa. 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.

Papanoa 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.

Papanoa sea temperatures peak in the range 29 to 31°C (84 to 88°F) on around the 22nd of July and are at their lowest on about the 17th of March, in the range 26 to 28°C (79 to 82°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Papanoa mean that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year

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