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

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

Beach of Velas is a beach in Azores. The water temperature around Beach of Velas has moderate variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 15.2°C (59.4°F) in January up to 22.8°C (73°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Beach of Velas is located in the northern hemisphere.

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

What is the current water temperature at Beach of Velas?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Beach of Velas is about:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots near Beach of Velas?

There are not too many surf spots close to Beach of Velas. The closest decent spot is Caldeira, which is just 12.3km (34.7miles) away from Beach of Velas. Click here to check out more information on Caldeira and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Beach of Velas are Baia das Quatro Ribeiras, which is ca 55.8km (34.7miles) away, and Baixa da Vila Nova, located 58.9km (36.6miles) from Beach of Velas.

Are there any other beautiful beaches near Beach of Velas?

Yes, there are some beautiful beaches close to Beach of Velas. The nearest one is Tidal pools of Praia Arcos, which is only 13.7km (8.5miles) away from Beach of Velas. Another gorgeous beach near Beach of Velas is Beach of Prainha, which is roughly 14.7km (9.1miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Beach of Velas?

The water temperature at Beach of Velas is warm, reaching up to 23°C (73°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be fine without a rashguard or 1mm wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during winter, sea temperatures drop down to approximately 15°C (59°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Beach of Velas?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions change during summer when water temperatures go up to 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Beach of Velas: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Beach of Velas...

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