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Portwrinkle water temperature
Portwrinkle ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.3

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Portwrinkle Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(South Cornwall, UK)

Today's Portwrinkle sea temperature is 9.7 °C.

Statistics for 21 Apr (1981–2005) – mean: 10.2 °C, range: 8.3 °C to 11.0 °C

The Portwrinkle water temperature (9 °C) is very cold. Although it will be cloudy today, air temperatures will be relatively mild, feeling like 10 °C. Despite the mild air, surfers will need plenty of neoprene: a good winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots.

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Portwrinkle. 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.

Portwrinkle 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.

Portwrinkle water temperatures peak in the range 15 to 18°C (59 to 64°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, in the range 9 to 10°C (48 to 50°F). The highest seasonal water temperatures at Portwrinkle in early to mid August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. At its lowest at the beginning of March, low water temperatures at Portwrinkle are suited to a 5/4mm or 5/3mm good quality wetsuit with neoprene gloves and 3mm boots. You will need a hood if it's windy or the air is cold.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Portwrinkle 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 Portwrinkle. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.