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Louro (Playa Area Maior) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Galicia, Spain)

Today's Louro (Playa Area Maior) sea temperature is 12.9 °C.

Statistics for 03 Feb (1981–2005) – mean: 13.6 °C, range: 12.7 °C to 14.1 °C

The water temperature (12 °C) at Louro (Playa Area Maior) is quite cold. If the sun shines as forecast, it should feel warm enough to get away with a good sealed spring wetsuit but you won't overheat in a winter wetsuit, gloves boots and a hood. Effective windchill factor of (11 °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)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Louro (Playa Area Maior). 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.

Louro (Playa Area Maior) 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 Louro water temperatures peak in the range 18 to 20°C (64 to 68°F) on around the 20th of August and are at their lowest on about the 21st of February, in the range 12 to 15°C (54 to 59°F). The warmest Playa de Louro water temperatures in mid to late August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The lowest water temperatures at Playa de Louro in mid to 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 Louro (Playa Area Maior) 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 Louro (Playa Area Maior). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.