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

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

Ofir is a surf spot in Portugal. The water temperature around Ofir changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 12.1°C (53.8°F) in January up to 18.4°C (65.1°F) in the month of July, 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 summer, since Ofir 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 Ofir?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Ofir is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Ofir. The nearest one is Viana do castelo, which is just 9.9km (6.1miles) away from Ofir. Click here for directions and for more information on Viana do castelo and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Ofir is Amorosa, which is roughly 10.2km (6.3miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few other gorgeous beaches near to Ofir. The closest one is Praia de Ofir, which is 0.6km (0.4miles) away from Ofir. Another good beach near Ofir is Esposende, which is ca 0.8km (0.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Ofir?

The water temperature at Ofir is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (65°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during winter, temperatures reach lows of roughly 12°C (54°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly 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 Ofir?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°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. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during summer when sea temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Ofir: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Ofir...

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