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

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

El Sitio is a surf spot in Spain. The water temperature around El Sitio changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 12.2°C (53.9°F) in February up to 21.1°C (69.9°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since El Sitio 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 Sitio?

The current water temperature in the month of May at El Sitio is approximately:
16°C (62°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to El Sitio. The nearest one is Meniakos, which is just 0.1km (0.1miles) away from El Sitio. Click here for more information on Meniakos and its water temperature. Another surfspot near El Sitio is Sopelana, which is approximately 0.6km (0.4miles) away.

Are there beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to El Sitio. The next good one is Magdalena, which is only 28.9km (17.9miles) away from El Sitio. Another beach near El Sitio is El Sardinero, roughly 40.8km (25.3miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for El Sitio?

The water temperature at El Sitio is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at El Sitio. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, water temperatures reach lows of approximately 12°C (54°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near El Sitio?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during fall when temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to El Sitio: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about El Sitio...

Do you know what the the city Cersosimo in Italy, the city Lueng Putu in Indonesia, and the city Gaillimh in Ireland have in common with El Sitio? Click on the links to find out...