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

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

Luz is a coastal city in Portugal. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 3627 people. The water temperature around Luz varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 14.8°C (58.7°F) in January up to 20.1°C (68.1°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Luz 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 Luz?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters around Luz is ca:
20°C (68°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Luz. The closest one is Ilha de Tavira, which is 4.7km (7.5miles) away from Luz. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Ilha de Tavira and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Luz are Ilha do farol, which is 12.1km (7.5miles) away, and Praia de Altura, located approximately 12.6km (7.8miles) from Luz.

Are there white sand beaches in proximity to Luz?

There are other nice beaches in close proximity to Luz. The closest one is Praia da Ilha de Tavira, which is just 1.8km (1.1miles) away from Luz. Another good beach near Luz is Tavira, which is roughly 4.4km (2.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Luz?

The sea temperature around Luz is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Luz. However, during December, January, and February, water temperatures cool down to approximately 15°C (59°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Luz?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during August, September, and October when temperatures range from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Luz: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Luz...

Do you know what the the city San Giovanni in Italy, the city Dahlem in Germany, and the city Pignans in France have in common with Luz? Click on the links to find out...