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Playa de Barranan water temperature
Playa de Barranan ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.9
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.5

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Playa de Barranan Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Galicia, Spain)

Today's Playa de Barranan sea temperature is 15.9 °C.

Statistics for 27 May (1981–2005) – mean: 15.6 °C, range: 14.0 °C to 17.0 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures. In contrast the sea remains relatively cold (15 °C). Surfers should wear a spring or summer wetsuit though no doubt some would wear less neoprene on such a warm day, no matter what temperature the sea is.

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)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Playa de Barranan. 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 de Barranan 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 de Barranan water temperatures peak in the range 18 to 20°C (64 to 68°F) on around the 14th of August and are at their coldest on about the 24th of February, in the range 12 to 14°C (54 to 57°F). The maximum Playa de Barranan water temperatures in mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The coldest water temperatures at Playa de Barranan in the fourth week of February 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 de Barranan 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 de Barranan. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.