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Playa de la Canteria water temperature
Playa de la Canteria ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.1

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Playa de la Canteria Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Lanzarote, Spain)

Today's Playa de la Canteria sea temperature is 21.6 °C.

Statistics for 26 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 20.6 °C, range: 19.7 °C to 21.2 °C

The Playa de la Canteria water temperature is warm (21 °C) but the air temperature will feel a lot cooler (14 °C). A good quality spring wetsuit would be ideal.

Spain (Africa) Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Spain (Africa)
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 la Canteria. 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 la Canteria 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 la Canteria water temperatures peak in the range 22 to 24°C (72 to 75°F) on around the 12th of September and are at their coldest on about the 19th of February, in the range 17 to 19°C (63 to 66°F). Playa de la Canteria water temperatures are always warm reach their maximum in the second week of September. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The coldest seasonal water temperatures at Playa de la Canteria in the third week of February lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.

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