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Playa Finestrat Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Valencia, Spain)

Today's Playa Finestrat sea temperature is 18.0 °C.

Statistics for 06 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 16.0 °C, range: 15.1 °C to 17.3 °C

The Playa Finestrat water temperature is reasonably warm (18 °C) and the air temperature will similar (windchill forecast 15 °C). A good quality summer wetsuit would be ideal.

Spain (Europe) Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Spain (Europe)
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 Playa Finestrat. 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.

Playa Finestrat 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.

Playa Finestrat sea temperatures peak in the range 24 to 28°C (75 to 82°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 13 to 15°C (55 to 59°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Playa Finestrat climb to their maximum in early to mid August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The coldest sea temperatures at Playa Finestrat at the beginning of March are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days.

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