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Punta Blanca – k16 Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Tenerife, Spain)

Today's Punta Blanca - k16 sea temperature is 20.5 °C.

Statistics for 28 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 19.4 °C, range: 18.1 °C to 20.6 °C

The water temperature (20 °C) at Punta Blanca - k16 is warm and the air temperature should feel similar (windchill forecast 18 °C). If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a shorty or a summer wetsuit.

Spain (Africa) Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Spain (Africa)
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Spain (Africa) Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Spain (Africa)
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 Punta Blanca - k16. 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.

Punta Blanca - k16 Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Punta Blanca - k16 sea temperatures peak in the range 23 to 25°C (73 to 77°F) on around the 9th of September and are at their minimum on about the 19th of February, in the range 18 to 20°C (64 to 68°F). Punta Blanca - k16 sea temperatures are always warm reach their highest in early to mid September. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The minimum Punta Blanca - k16 sea temperatures in the third week of February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Punta Blanca - k16 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 Punta Blanca - k16. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.