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El Sardinero – Primera Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Spain – Cantabria)

Today's El Sardinero - Primera sea temperature is 19.4 °C.

Statistics for 26 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 19.3 °C, range: 17.0 °C to 21.7 °C

The El Sardinero - Primera water temperature is reasonably warm (19 °C) and the air temperature will similar (windchill forecast 16 °C). A good quality summer wetsuit would be ideal.

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 El Sardinero - Primera. 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.

El Sardinero - Primera 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.

El Sardinero - Primera sea temperatures peak in the range 20 to 24°C (68 to 75°F) on around the 15th of August and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, in the range 12 to 13°C (54 to 55°F). El Sardinero - Primera sea temperatures are maximum in mid August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The minimum sea temperatures at El Sardinero - Primera 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 El Sardinero - Primera 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 El Sardinero - Primera. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.