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

Overall: 2.5

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Praia das Dunas Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Today's Praia das Dunas sea temperature is 22.2 °C.

Statistics for 03 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 22.8 °C, range: 21.7 °C to 24.2 °C

The Praia das Dunas water temperature is warm (22 °C) and the air temperature not too different (windchill forecast 19 °C). A good quality summer wetsuit would be ideal though a shorty will suffice.

Brazil Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Brazil
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 Praia das Dunas. 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 das Dunas 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 das Dunas water temperatures peak in the range 25 to 28°C (77 to 82°F) on around the 26th of February and are at their lowest on about the 18th of September, in the range 21 to 22°C (70 to 72°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Praia das Dunas climb to their warmest in the fourth week of February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Praia das Dunas water temperatures are lowest in the third week of September. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up.

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