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Praia da Barra Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Beira, Portugal)

Today's Praia da Barra sea temperature is 19.4 °C.

Statistics for 11 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 19.3 °C, range: 17.7 °C to 20.7 °C

The water temperature (19 °C) at Praia da Barra is relatively warm. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a summer wetsuit. Effective air temperature of 19 °C.

Portugal Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Portugal
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Portugal Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Portugal
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 Praia da Barra. 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.

Praia da Barra 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.

Praia da Barra sea temperatures peak in the range 18 to 21°C (64 to 70°F) on around the 15th of August and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, at 14°C. The highest Praia da Barra sea temperatures in mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The minimum sea temperatures at Praia da Barra 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 Praia da Barra 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 Praia da Barra. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.