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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near La Fortaleza, Spain

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about La Fortaleza...

La Fortaleza is a surf spot in Spain. The water temperature around La Fortaleza changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 11.7°C (53°F) in February up to 21.6°C (70.9°F) in the month of September, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since La Fortaleza 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 La Fortaleza?

The current water temperature in the month of October at La Fortaleza is about:
18°C (65°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to La Fortaleza. The nearest one is Laredo, which is only 1.1km (0.7miles) away from La Fortaleza. Click here for more information on Laredo and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near La Fortaleza is Berria, which is 2.3km (1.4miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to La Fortaleza. A good beach nearby is El Sardinero, which is 18km (11.2miles) away from La Fortaleza. Another beach near La Fortaleza is Cantabria, which is approximately 32.9km (20.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for La Fortaleza?

The water temperature at La Fortaleza is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended 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 at La Fortaleza. Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures reach lows of 12°C (53°F). During these months, a 3-4mm 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 advisable to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to La Fortaleza?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F) during January, February, and March. 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 sea temperatures reach 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to La Fortaleza: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about La Fortaleza...

Do you know what the the city Basak in the Philippines, the island South in the New Zealand, and the city la Pobla de Massaluca in the Spain have in common with La Fortaleza? Click on the links to find out...