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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Espinho, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Espinho...

Espinho is a surf spot in Portugal. The water temperature around Espinho changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 11.8°C (53.2°F) in January up to 17.6°C (63.6°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Espinho 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 Espinho?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Espinho is approximately:
15°C (59°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Espinho. The closest one is Esmoriz, which is just 3.3km (2.1miles) away from Espinho. Click here for directions and for more information on Esmoriz and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Espinho is Maceda, which is 6.2km (3.8miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are other beautiful beaches close to Espinho. The closest one is Praia da Granja, which is 2.1km (1.3miles) away from Espinho. Another beautiful beach near Espinho is Praia do Barril, which is 2.4km (1.5miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Espinho?

The water temperature at Espinho is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Espinho. Nevertheless, during winter, temperatures come down to nearly 12°C (53°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Espinho?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during fall when water temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Espinho: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Espinho...

Do you know what the the island Porto Santo in Portugal, the city Sisli in Turkey, and Truro Shoal have in common with Espinho? Click on the links to find out...