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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near El Portal, United States

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

El Portal is a coastal city in the United States. It is a comparatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 2325 people. The water temperature around El Portal varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 23.6°C (74.5°F) in February up to 29.8°C (85.6°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 27°C (80°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since El Portal 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 near El Portal?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters close to El Portal is approximately:
24°C (76°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to El Portal. The closest one is Harbor House, which is 5.4km (3.4miles) away from El Portal. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Harbor House and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near El Portal are Haulover Inlet North Side, which is approximately 5.5km (3.4miles) away, and South Beach, located approximately 7.1km (4.4miles) from El Portal.

Are there nice beaches located close to El Portal?

Yes, there are a few nice beaches in proximity to El Portal. The closest one is High Head Beach, which is just 5.4km (3.3miles) away from El Portal. Another good beach near El Portal is Haulover Park, which is approximately 5.8km (3.6miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for El Portal?

The water temperature around El Portal is extremely warm, reaching up to 30°C (86°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a wetsuit is usually not required for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around El Portal. However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures come down to nearly 24°C (74°F). In this season, a 1mm wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or light top . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near El Portal?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 24 to 29°C (74-83°F) during January, February, and March. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during fall when temperatures reach 25 to 30°C (77-86°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to El Portal: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about El Portal...

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