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Robin Hoods Bay water temperature
Robin Hoods Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.5
Accommodation: 5.0

Overall: 3.8

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Robin Hoods Bay Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North East England, UK)

Today's Robin Hoods Bay sea temperature is 8.5 °C.

Statistics for 17 May (1981–2005) – mean: 9.4 °C, range: 7.7 °C to 10.8 °C

The water temperature (8 °C) at Robin Hoods Bay is very cold. You will need a quality steamer wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. Cloudy, with an effective air temperature of (9 °C), so feeling about the same in the water or out of it.

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Robin Hoods Bay. 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.

Robin Hoods Bay 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.

Robin Hoods Bay sea temperatures peak in the range 14 to 17°C (57 to 63°F) on around the 13th of August and are at their lowest on about the 24th of February, in the range 3 to 7°C (37 to 45°F). The maximum seasonal sea temperatures at Robin Hoods Bay in the third week of August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The lowest sea temperatures at Robin Hoods Bay mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here in the fourth week of February.

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