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Playa de Cueva Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Asturias, Spain)

Today's Playa de Cueva sea temperature is 13.6 °C.

Statistics for 30 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 13.0 °C, range: 12.2 °C to 13.9 °C

The water temperature (13 °C) at Playa de Cueva is fairly cool. Despite the sun, a windchill factor of (7 °C) means that surfers will need a good quality spring wetsuit, a neoprene hood. Some surfers would wear gloves and boots.

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 de Cueva. 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 Cueva 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.

Playa de Cueva sea water temperatures peak in the range 19 to 21°C (66 to 70°F) on around the 14th of August and are at their lowest on about the 25th of February, in the range 12 to 14°C (54 to 57°F). The highest Playa de Cueva sea water temperatures in mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The lowest sea water temperatures at Playa de Cueva in late 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 Cueva 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 Cueva. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.