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Sulima water temperature
Sulima ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 5.0

Overall: 3.6

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Sulima Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide


Today's Sulima sea temperature is 28.7 °C.

Statistics for 24 Jun (1981–2005) – mean: 27.8 °C, range: 27.0 °C to 28.5 °C

Very warm air temperatures and very warm water(28 °C) too at Sulima, warm enough for wearing board shorts and a rash vest in the surf. Cloudy, but feeling very pleasant in and out of the water.

Sierra Leone Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Sierra Leone
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 Sulima. 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.

Sulima 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.

Sulima sea temperatures peak in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F) on around the 16th of May and are at their lowest on about the 8th of August, in the range 26 to 28°C (79 to 82°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Sulima mean that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year

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