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The Box Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Valencia, Spain)

Today's The Box sea temperature is 24.2 °C.

Statistics for 05 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 23.7 °C, range: 21.7 °C to 25.8 °C

Warm in and out of the water temperature at The Box today, but forecast to be overcast. With sea temperatures of 24 °C and a wind chill of 23 °C, most surfers will choose a shorty or a summer suit or just board shorts.

Spain (Europe) Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Spain (Europe)
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 The Box. 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.

The Box 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.

The Box water temperatures peak in the range 25 to 28°C (77 to 82°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 13 to 14°C (55 to 57°F). Year round warm water temperatures at The Box climb to their maximum in early to mid August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The coldest water temperatures at The Box at the beginning of March are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days.

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