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Patole water temperature
Patole ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.6

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Patole Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Sinaloa, Mexico)

Today's Patole sea temperature is 19.8 °C.

Statistics for 08 Mar (1981–2005) – mean: 22.1 °C, range: 19.8 °C to 23.7 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 23 °C once we account for wind), yet at 19 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Patole. 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)

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

Patole 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.

Patole sea water temperatures peak in the range 29 to 31°C (84 to 88°F) on around the 18th of August and are at their minimum on about the 4th of February, in the range 19 to 24°C (66 to 75°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Patole climb to their maximum in the third week of August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Patole sea water temperatures are minimum in early February. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up.

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