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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Porto Moniz, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Porto Moniz...

Porto Moniz is a coastal city in Portugal. It is a relatively small coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 2762 people. The water temperature around Porto Moniz changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 17.5°C (63.5°F) in March up to 23.5°C (74.3°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (68°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Porto Moniz 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 Porto Moniz?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters close to Porto Moniz is approximately:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Porto Moniz. The nearest one is Paul do Mar, which is just 7.3km (5.1miles) away from Porto Moniz. Click here for more information on Paul do Mar and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Porto Moniz are Jardim do mar, which is ca 8.2km (5.1miles) away, and Ponta Delgada, located 10.3km (6.4miles) from Porto Moniz.

Are there beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few gorgeous beaches close to Porto Moniz. The nearest one is Praia da Calheta, which is 10.3km (6.4miles) away from Porto Moniz. Another nice beach near Porto Moniz is Madeira, which is approximately 13.5km (8.4miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Porto Moniz?

The water temperature around Porto Moniz is warm, reaching up to 23°C (74°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 feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Porto Moniz. Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures come down to 17°C (63°F). During this season, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Porto Moniz?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (63-72°F) during February, March, and April. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. The conditions change during August, September, and October when sea temperatures range from 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Porto Moniz: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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