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Sandy Bay Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Kerry, Ireland)

Today's Sandy Bay sea temperature is 15.3 °C.

Statistics for 04 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 14.0 °C, range: 12.4 °C to 15.3 °C

The water temperature at Sandy Bay is rather cool (15 °C) and the air temperature will feel similar. A good quality spring wetsuit with optional neoprene boots should suffice. No need for wetsuit gloves.

Ireland Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Ireland
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 Sandy 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.

Sandy Bay 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.

Sandy Bay sea water temperatures peak in the range 14 to 18°C (57 to 64°F) on around the 7th of August and are at their minimum on about the 18th of February, in the range 9 to 11°C (48 to 52°F). The highest seasonal sea water temperatures at Sandy Bay in the first part of August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. At its minimum in the third week of February, low sea water temperatures at Sandy Bay 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 Sandy 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 Sandy Bay. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.