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Spekes Mills water temperature
Spekes Mills ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.2

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Spekes Mills Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North Devon, UK)

Today's Spekes Mills sea temperature is 10.8 °C.

Statistics for 12 May (1981–2005) – mean: 11.1 °C, range: 9.9 °C to 12.3 °C

The water temperature (10 °C) at Spekes Mills is fairly cold. Surfers will need a quality steamer wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots because it will be cloudy with an effective air temperature of (9 °C).

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Spekes Mills. 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.

Spekes Mills 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.

Spekes Mills sea temperatures peak in the range 15 to 18°C (59 to 64°F) on around the 13th of August and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, in the range 8 to 9°C (46 to 48°F). The warmest seasonal sea temperatures at Spekes Mills in the third week of August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The minimum sea temperatures at Spekes Mills 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 at the beginning of March.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Spekes Mills 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 Spekes Mills. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.