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Playa de Gros water temperature
Playa de Gros ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.4
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.3
Crowds: 1.7

Overall: 3.4

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Playa de Gros Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Pais Vasco, Spain)

Today's Playa de Gros sea temperature is 18.5 °C.

Statistics for 25 May (1981–2005) – mean: 16.4 °C, range: 13.9 °C to 18.9 °C

The water temperature (18 °C) at Playa de Gros is relatively warm. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a summer wetsuit. Effective air temperature of 17 °C.

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 Gros. 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 Gros Water Temperature Graph

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Playa de Gros sea water temperatures peak in the range 20 to 24°C (68 to 75°F) on around the 14th of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, at 12°C. Playa de Gros sea water temperatures are highest in mid August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The lowest sea water temperatures at Playa de Gros 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 de Gros 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 Gros. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.