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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Fuerteventura, Spain

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

Fuerteventura is an island in Spain. It is located in the Canary Islands island group. The water temperature around Fuerteventura changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 17.1°C (62.8°F) in April up to 22.7°C (72.9°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (68°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Fuerteventura 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 Fuerteventura?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters close to Fuerteventura is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Fuerteventura. The closest one is Playa blanca, which is just 4.7km (6.5miles) away from Fuerteventura. Click here for more information on Playa blanca and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Fuerteventura are Tindaya, which is 10.5km (6.5miles) away, and Playa de Esquinzo, located approximately 13.6km (8.5miles) from Fuerteventura.

Are there beautiful beaches in close proximity to Fuerteventura?

No, not many beaches are located close to Fuerteventura. One that might be worth checking out is Las Paldas, which is 117.7km (73.1miles) away from Fuerteventura. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Las Canteeras beach, approximately 120.8km (75miles) away from Fuerteventura.

What wetsuit do I need for Fuerteventura?

The water temperature around Fuerteventura 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 thin wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok without a rashguard or 1mm top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Fuerteventura. Nevertheless, during March, April, and May, temperatures reach lows of approximately 17°C (63°F). During these months, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, 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 advisable to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Fuerteventura?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (63-72°F) during spring. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during fall when sea temperatures go up to 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Fuerteventura: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Fuerteventura...

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