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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Ponta Delgada...

Ponta Delgada is a surf spot in Portugal. The water temperature around Ponta Delgada changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 16.8°C (62.2°F) in March up to 22.9°C (73.2°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (68°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Ponta Delgada 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 Ponta Delgada?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Ponta Delgada is ca:
19°C (66°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in close proximity to Ponta Delgada. The closest one is Porto da cruz, which is just 10.8km (6.7miles) away from Ponta Delgada. Click here for more information on Porto da cruz and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Ponta Delgada is Jardim do mar, which is ca 14.4km (8.9miles) away.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

There are a few beautiful beaches close to Ponta Delgada. The nearest one is Madeira, which is 5.2km (3.2miles) away from Ponta Delgada. Another beach near Ponta Delgada is Praia da Calheta, which is 12.2km (7.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Ponta Delgada?

The sea temperature at Ponta Delgada is warm, reaching up to 23°C (73°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a light wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Ponta Delgada. However, during February, March, and April, water temperatures reach lows of 17°C (62°F). In this season, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Ponta Delgada?

Due to significant water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F) during spring. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during August, September, and October when sea temperatures go up to 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Ponta Delgada: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Ponta Delgada...

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