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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Maratea, Italy

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

Maratea is a coastal city in Italy. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 2715 people. The water temperature around Maratea varies significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 12.7°C (54.9°F) in March up to 26.6°C (79.9°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Maratea 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 Maratea?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Maratea is approximately:
21°C (71°F)

Are there surf spots close to Maratea?

Not too many surf spots are located in close proximity to Maratea. A spot that might be worth checking out is Capo Vieste, which is more than 134.6km (83.6miles) away from Maratea. Click here to check out more information on Capo Vieste and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Playa Sicily, which is approximately 178.2km (110.7miles) away from Maratea. Another fun surfspot is Playa Sicily, located approximately 178.2km (110.7miles) from Maratea.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are some beaches in close proximity to Maratea. The closest one is Tortora, which is 6.1km (3.8miles) away from Maratea. Another good beach near Maratea is Praia a Mare, which is roughly 8.2km (5.1miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Maratea?

The water temperature around Maratea is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (80°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a rashguard or 1mm top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during early spring, water temperatures cool down to approximately 13°C (55°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Maratea?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during spring. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during June, July, and August when temperatures go up to 22 to 27°C (71-80°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Maratea: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Maratea...

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