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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Cova Gala, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Cova Gala...

Cova Gala is a surf spot in Portugal. The water temperature around Cova Gala has moderate variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 12.8°C (55°F) in February up to 19°C (66.3°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (60°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Cova Gala 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 Cova Gala?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Cova Gala is ca:
17°C (63°F)

Are there any other surf spots located close to Cova Gala?

Yes, there are other surf spots close to Cova Gala. The nearest one is Cabedelo, which is only 0.9km (0.6miles) away from Cova Gala. Click here for directions and for more information on Cabedelo and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Cova Gala is Buarcos, which is approximately 2.7km (1.7miles) away.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

There are some beaches close to Cova Gala. The closest one is Figuera da Foz, which is only 1.8km (1.1miles) away from Cova Gala. Another good beach near Cova Gala is Praia de Quiaios, which is 6.2km (3.8miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Cova Gala?

The sea temperature at Cova Gala is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Cova Gala. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to approximately 13°C (55°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 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 diving and fishing close to Cova Gala?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Cova Gala: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Cova Gala...

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