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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Portugalete, Spain

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

Portugalete is a coastal city in Spain. It is a fairly small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 48105 people. The water temperature around Portugalete varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 11.7°C (53°F) in February up to 20.5°C (69°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (60°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Portugalete 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 Portugalete?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters around Portugalete is ca:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Portugalete. The nearest one is Ereaga, which is 1.5km (2.2miles) away from Portugalete. Click here to check out more information on Ereaga and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Portugalete are La Galea, which is 3.6km (2.2miles) away, and Aizkorri, located 4.2km (2.6miles) from Portugalete.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

There are not many beaches in proximity to Portugalete. A beach that might be worth checking out is Magdalena, which is only 30.1km (18.7miles) away from Portugalete. Another fun beach near Portugalete is Salinas, which is 35.9km (22.3miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Portugalete?

The sea temperature around Portugalete is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (69°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Portugalete. Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures reach lows of approximately 12°C (53°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Portugalete?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during fall when sea temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (60-69°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Portugalete: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Portugalete...

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