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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ortacalar, Turkey

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

Ortacalar is a coastal city in Turkey. The water temperature around Ortacalar has a large variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 8.2°C (46.8°F) in February up to 25.2°C (77.4°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Ortacalar 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 Ortacalar?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Ortacalar is about:
23°C (73°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are located in close proximity to Ortacalar. The closest decent spot is Stone Tombs, which is 520.5km (323.3miles) away from Ortacalar. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Stone Tombs and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try surfing Sandy Beach-Chekka, which is ca 580km (360.2miles) away from Ortacalar. Another good surfspot is Sandy Beach-Chekka, located roughly 580km (360.2miles) from Ortacalar.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are not too many beaches in proximity to Ortacalar. The closest decent beach is Chaqvi, which is 36.3km (22.6miles) away from Ortacalar. Another nice beach near Ortacalar is Kobuleti beach, which is roughly 43.9km (27.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Ortacalar?

The sea temperature around Ortacalar is very warm, reaching up to 25°C (77°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or 1mm wetsuit top might be required for sensitive people, but most people will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Ortacalar. Nevertheless, during late winter, temperatures drop down to roughly 8°C (47°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Ortacalar?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 20 to 25°C (68-77°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Ortacalar: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ortacalar...

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