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Playa do Orzan Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Galicia, Spain)

Today's Playa do Orzan sea temperature is 15.2 °C.

Statistics for 20 May (1981–2005) – mean: 15.0 °C, range: 13.6 °C to 16.2 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feels like 21 °C) at Playa do Orzan, yet the sea remains several degrees colder than the air. Most surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

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 do Orzan. 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 do Orzan 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 Orzan sea 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 23rd of February, in the range 12 to 14°C (54 to 57°F). The warmest Playa de Orzan sea water temperatures in mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The coldest sea water temperatures at Playa de Orzan 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 do Orzan 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 do Orzan. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.