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

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

Guifoes is a coastal city in Portugal. It is a comparatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 9231 people. The water temperature around Guifoes has average variability during 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 Guifoes 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 Guifoes?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters close to Guifoes is approximately:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Guifoes. The nearest one is Matosinhos, which is just 2.2km (1.6miles) away from Guifoes. Click here for more information on Matosinhos and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Guifoes are Praia do aterro, which is ca 2.6km (1.6miles) away, and Sacor, located approximately 2.6km (1.6miles) from Guifoes.

Are there nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few gorgeous beaches near to Guifoes. The nearest one is Matosinhos, which is only 1.9km (1.2miles) away from Guifoes. Another good beach near Guifoes is Praia do Molhe, which is approximately 3km (1.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Guifoes?

The water temperature around Guifoes 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be required 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 surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during winter, temperatures drop down to 12°C (53°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Guifoes?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F) during December, January, and February. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions normally change during fall when water temperatures range from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Guifoes: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Guifoes...

Do you know what the the city Hasenmoor in Germany, the city Sochos in Greece, and the city Cantarana in Italy have in common with Guifoes? Click on the links to find out...