Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Praia da Areia Branca, Portugal
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Praia da Areia Branca...
Praia da Areia Branca is a surf spot in Portugal.
The water temperature around Praia da Areia Branca has moderate variability year round.
The temperature ranges from 14°C (57.2°F) in February up to 20°C (68°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Praia da Areia Branca 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 Praia da Areia Branca?
The current water temperature in the month of December at Praia da Areia Branca is ca:
Are there any other surf spots in close proximity to Praia da Areia Branca?
Yes, there are other surf spots close to Praia da Areia Branca. The closest one is Porto Batel, which is only 4.2km (2.6miles) away from Praia da Areia Branca. Click here
for directions and for more information on Porto Batel and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Praia da Areia Branca is Mini pipe
, which is approximately 4.4km (2.7miles) away.
Are there white sand beaches close by?
There are some beautiful beaches close to Praia da Areia Branca. The closest one is Praia da Areia Branca
, which is only 0.2km (0.1miles) away from Praia da Areia Branca. Another beach near Praia da Areia Branca is Praia do Areal
, which is approximately 0.3km (0.2miles) away.
What kind of wetsuit is needed for Praia da Areia Branca?
The sea temperature at Praia da Areia Branca is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Praia da Areia Branca. Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures drop down to roughly 14°C (57°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.
How is the diving and fishing close to Praia da Areia Branca?
Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when water temperatures reach 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.
Directions to Praia da Areia Branca: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.
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