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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ortaffa, France

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

Ortaffa is a coastal city in France. It is a comparatively little city close to the ocean with a population of 1192 people. The water temperature around Ortaffa varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 11.2°C (52.2°F) in February up to 21°C (69.9°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 Ortaffa 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 Ortaffa?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Ortaffa is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Ortaffa. The closest one is Collioure bay, which is 8.9km (6.3miles) away from Ortaffa. Click here to check out more information on Collioure bay and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Ortaffa are Canet plage, which is roughly 10.1km (6.3miles) away, and La Guillotine, located ca 55.1km (34.2miles) from Ortaffa.

Are there beautiful beaches located close to Ortaffa?

Yes, there are several beautiful beaches in close proximity to Ortaffa. The nearest one is Saint-Cyprien, which is just 4.7km (2.9miles) away from Ortaffa. Another beautiful beach near Ortaffa is Argelès-sur-Mer, which is 5.4km (3.4miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Ortaffa?

The water temperature around Ortaffa is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to roughly 11°C (52°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Ortaffa?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Ortaffa: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ortaffa...

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