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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Cabo de Santa Maria, Cape Verde

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Cabo de Santa Maria...

Cabo de Santa Maria is a beach in Cape Verde. The water temperature around Cabo de Santa Maria changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 20.7°C (69.3°F) in February up to 25.7°C (78.2°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (75°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Cabo de Santa Maria 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 Cabo de Santa Maria?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Cabo de Santa Maria is about:
24°C (75°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Cabo de Santa Maria?

Not many surf spots are located in close proximity to Cabo de Santa Maria. The closest decent spot is Ponta Preta, which is almost 2.1km (1.3miles) away from Cabo de Santa Maria. Click here for more information on Ponta Preta and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try La Baie des Carpes, which is 381.4km (236.9miles) away from Cabo de Santa Maria. Another surfspot is La Baie des Carpes, located roughly 381.4km (236.9miles) from Cabo de Santa Maria.

Are there any other beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are in proximity to Cabo de Santa Maria. The next good one is Tarrafal, which is 107.4km (66.7miles) away from Cabo de Santa Maria. If you don't mind the drive, you can also visit Flamengos, roughly 110.8km (68.8miles) away from Cabo de Santa Maria.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Cabo de Santa Maria?

The average sea temperature at Cabo de Santa Maria is very warm, around 24°C (75°F), with only little variations throughout the year. That is why a wetsuit is most of the time not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Cabo de Santa Maria, especially during the day and not windy conditions. That being said, it can get a little bit chilly in the mornings and in the evenings and during windy days. You might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit, jumpsuit or at least a rashguard to be prepared. The coldest months are January, February, and March. You should be fine without a wetsuit in the summer, particularly during July, August, and September. However, it is recommended to bring UV protection, as the sun radiation at Cabo de Santa Maria is remarkably strong year round.

How is the diving and fishing close to Cabo de Santa Maria?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions stay very constant throughout the year. The waters are always very warm, reaching temperatures between 21 and 26°C (69-78°F). The following fish like to swim in waters of this temperature range: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Cabo de Santa Maria: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Cabo de Santa Maria...

Do you know what the the city Highland Park in the United States, the city Tupi in the Philippines, and the city Araioses in the Brazil have in common with Cabo de Santa Maria? Click on the links to find out...