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

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

Matosinhos is a beach in Portugal. The water temperature around Matosinhos has moderate variability year round. 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 Matosinhos 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 Matosinhos?

The current water temperature in the month of November at Matosinhos is ca:
16°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Matosinhos?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Matosinhos. The nearest one is Matosinhos, which is only 0.8km (1.2miles) away from Matosinhos. Click here for more information on Matosinhos and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Matosinhos are Praia do aterro, which is 2km (1.2miles) away, and Sacor, located 2km (1.2miles) from Matosinhos.

Are there any other white sand beaches close by?

There are some other gorgeous beaches in proximity to Matosinhos. The nearest one is Praia do Molhe, which is only 1.9km (1.2miles) away from Matosinhos. Another beautiful beach near Matosinhos is Praia da Memória, which is ca 3.5km (2.1miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Matosinhos?

The sea temperature at Matosinhos 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 recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Matosinhos. Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, temperatures drop down to roughly 12°C (53°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Matosinhos?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (53-62°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. The conditions usually change during fall when temperatures range from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Matosinhos: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Matosinhos...

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