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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Porto da cruz, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Porto da cruz...

Porto da cruz is a surf spot in Portugal. The water temperature around Porto da cruz has average variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 17.2°C (63°F) in February up to 22.7°C (72.9°F) in the month of August, 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 late summer, since Porto da cruz 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 Porto da cruz?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Porto da cruz is approximately:
19°C (66°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Porto da cruz. The nearest one is Ponta Delgada, which is only 10.8km (6.7miles) away from Porto da cruz. Click here for directions and for more information on Ponta Delgada and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Porto da cruz is Jardim do mar, which is 22.9km (14.2miles) away.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few gorgeous beaches in proximity to Porto da cruz. The closest one is Madeira, which is only 8.1km (5miles) away from Porto da cruz. Another gorgeous beach near Porto da cruz is Praia Formosa, which is roughly 11.7km (7.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Porto da cruz?

The water temperature at Porto da cruz is warm, reaching up to 23°C (73°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures drop down to roughly 17°C (63°F). During these months, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Porto da cruz?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (63-72°F) during winter. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures reach 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 Porto da cruz: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Porto da cruz...

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