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Priests Cove water temperature
Priests Cove ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0

Overall: 3.8

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Priests Cove Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North Cornwall, UK)

Today's Priests Cove sea temperature is 10.1 °C.

Statistics for 22 Apr (1981–2005) – mean: 10.5 °C, range: 9.4 °C to 11.2 °C

Cold Priests Cove water temperature (10 °C) today. Despite the sunshine, we suggest wearing a thick winter wetsuit, and ideally a neoprene hood, gloves and boots too because of the windchill will make air temperatures feel close to freezing.

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Priests Cove. 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.

Priests Cove 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.

Priests Cove sea temperatures peak in the range 15 to 18°C (59 to 64°F) on around the 8th 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 maximum seasonal sea temperatures at Priests Cove 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 sea temperatures at Priests Cove 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 Priests Cove 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 Priests Cove. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.