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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Beach of Praia Grande, Azores

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Beach of Praia Grande...

Beach of Praia Grande is a beach in Azores. The water temperature around Beach of Praia Grande varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 16.7°C (62.1°F) in August up to 26.4°C (79.5°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 22°C (71°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Beach of Praia Grande is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Beach of Praia Grande?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Beach of Praia Grande is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Beach of Praia Grande. The nearest one is Solidao-Caladinho, which is 2.1km (3.3miles) away from Beach of Praia Grande. Click here to check out more information on Solidao-Caladinho and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Beach of Praia Grande are Lagoinha do Leste, which is 5.3km (3.3miles) away, and Matadeiro, located 5.3km (3.3miles) from Beach of Praia Grande.

Are there any other nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are several beaches in close proximity to Beach of Praia Grande. The nearest one is Florianópolis, which is just 14.4km (8.9miles) away from Beach of Praia Grande. Another good beach near Beach of Praia Grande is Ilha Comprida, which is ca 221.2km (137.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Beach of Praia Grande?

The water temperature at Beach of Praia Grande is very warm, reaching up to 26°C (80°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or 1mm top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late summer, water temperatures cool down to roughly 17°C (62°F). During this time, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Beach of Praia Grande?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F) during July, August, and September. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during January, February, and March when temperatures go up to 21 to 26°C (71-80°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Beach of Praia Grande: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Beach of Praia Grande...

Do you know what the the city Thasos in Greece, the city LHospitalet de Llobregat in Spain, and the city Pasongsongan in Indonesia have in common with Beach of Praia Grande? Click on the links to find out...