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

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

Maia is a coastal city in Portugal. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 36426 people. The water temperature around Maia has moderate 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 interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Maia 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 Maia?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Maia is ca:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Maia?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Maia. The nearest one is Praia do aterro, which is just 5.3km (3.3miles) away from Maia. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Praia do aterro and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Maia are Sacor, which is ca 5.3km (3.3miles) away, and Matosinhos, located roughly 5.7km (3.5miles) from Maia.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

There are some other gorgeous beaches close to Maia. The closest one is Praia da Memória, which is only 5.3km (3.3miles) away from Maia. Another fun beach near Maia is Matosinhos, which is ca 5.3km (3.3miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Maia?

The sea temperature around Maia 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 feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, temperatures drop down to 12°C (53°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Maia?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit 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. However, the conditions change during fall when temperatures reach 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 Maia: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Maia...

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