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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near El Arenal, Spain

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about El Arenal...

El Arenal is a surf spot in Spain. The water temperature around El Arenal varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 18°C (64.4°F) in March up to 23°C (73.4°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 21°C (69°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since El Arenal 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 El Arenal?

The current water temperature in the month of March at El Arenal is approximately:
18°C (64°F)

Are there any other surf spots near El Arenal?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to El Arenal. The closest one is El Lobo, which is only 0.6km (0.3miles) away from El Arenal. Click here for directions and to check out more information on El Lobo and its water temperature. Another surfspot near El Arenal is El Charco, which is roughly 0.6km (0.4miles) away.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches close to El Arenal. A good beach nearby is O Dique, which is just 9.4km (5.8miles) away from El Arenal. Another fun beach near El Arenal is Cuevas del Mar, roughly 40km (24.9miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for El Arenal?

The water temperature at El Arenal is warm, reaching up to 23°C (73°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during early spring, temperatures come down to roughly 18°C (64°F). During these months, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to El Arenal?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 18 to 23°C (64-73°F) during spring. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during August, September, and October when temperatures reach 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to El Arenal: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about El Arenal...

Do you know what the Thor Iversen Bank , Newport in United States, and Dampier Seamount have in common with El Arenal? Click on the links to find out...