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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Portland Reef

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Portland Reef...

Portland Reef is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Portland Reef has slight variability year round. The temperature ranges from 22.4°C (72.3°F) in September up to 27.8°C (82°F) in the month of March, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 25°C (76°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Portland Reef is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Portland Reef?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters close to Portland Reef is approximately:
24°C (76°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in proximity to Portland Reef. A good spot nearby is Teahupoo, which is more than 1050.3km (652.3miles) away from Portland Reef. Click here for more information on Teahupoo and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try surfing Faaone, which is ca 1059.5km (658.1miles) away from Portland Reef. Another good surfspot is Faaone, located ca 1059.5km (658.1miles) from Portland Reef.

Are there beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are in proximity to Portland Reef. A beach, which is not too far away, is Teahupoo, which is almost 1051.7km (653.2miles) away from Portland Reef. If you have some extra time, you can also check out South Ofu Beach, which is ca 2444.8km (1518.5miles) away from Portland Reef.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Portland Reef?

The water temperature at Portland Reef is very warm, reaching up to 28°C (82°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a rashguard or light top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most people will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Portland Reef. Nevertheless, during early fall, temperatures drop down to nearly 22°C (72°F). During these months, a thin top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a thin wetsuit or jumpsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Portland Reef?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 22 to 27°C (72-81°F) during fall. Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during February, March, and April when temperatures range from 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Portland Reef: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Portland Reef...

Do you know what the the city Salam in Indonesia, the city Sant Joan de Pladecorts in France, and the city Gandra in Portugal have in common with Portland Reef? Click on the links to find out...