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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ilha do farol, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Ilha do farol...

Ilha do farol is a surf spot in Portugal. The water temperature around Ilha do farol changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 14.8°C (58.7°F) in January up to 19.9°C (67.7°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Ilha do farol 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 Ilha do farol?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Ilha do farol is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots located close to Ilha do farol?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Ilha do farol. The nearest one is Ilha Deserta, which is only 0.9km (0.5miles) away from Ilha do farol. Click here for more information on Ilha Deserta and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Ilha do farol is Praia de Faro, which is 7.6km (4.7miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

There are some gorgeous beaches close to Ilha do farol. The nearest one is Faro Algarve, which is 4.8km (3miles) away from Ilha do farol. Another gorgeous beach near Ilha do farol is Praia da Ilha de Tavira, which is ca 12.7km (7.9miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Ilha do farol?

The sea temperature at Ilha do farol is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, 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 . However, during December, January, and February, temperatures come down to roughly 15°C (59°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Ilha do farol?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during December, January, and February. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures reach 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Ilha do farol: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ilha do farol...

Do you know what the the city Primera in the United States, the city Viereck in the Germany, and the city Stralendorf in the Germany have in common with Ilha do farol? Click on the links to find out...