Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Matosinhos, Portugal
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Matosinhos...
Matosinhos is a surf spot in Portugal.
The water temperature around Matosinhos changes slightly 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 graph 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 December at Matosinhos is approximately:
Are there any other surf spots near Matosinhos?
Yes, there are several surf spots close to Matosinhos. The closest one is Praia do aterro, which is 2.8km (1.7miles) away from Matosinhos. Click here
for more information on Praia do aterro and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Matosinhos is Sacor
, which is ca 2.8km (1.7miles) away.
Are there beautiful beaches near Matosinhos?
Yes, there are some other nice beaches in close proximity to Matosinhos. The nearest one is Matosinhos
, which is 0.8km (0.5miles) away from Matosinhos. Another gorgeous beach near Matosinhos is Praia do Molhe
, which is 1.1km (0.7miles) away.
What wetsuit is recommended for Matosinhos?
The water 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 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, temperatures drop down to roughly 12°C (53°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.
How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Matosinhos?
Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions normally 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 Matosinhos: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.
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