Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Praia da Tocha, Portugal
Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Praia da Tocha...
Praia da Tocha is a surf spot in Portugal.
The water temperature around Praia da Tocha changes moderately throughout the year.
The temperature ranges from 12.8°C (55.1°F) in January up to 19.5°C (67°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (60°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Praia da Tocha 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 Tocha?
The current water temperature in the month of March at Praia da Tocha is approximately:
Are there any other surf spots close to Praia da Tocha?
Yes, there are several surf spots close to Praia da Tocha. The closest one is Murtinheira, which is just 9km (5.6miles) away from Praia da Tocha. Click here
for directions and for more information on Murtinheira and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Praia da Tocha is Buarcos
, which is approximately 11.6km (7.2miles) away.
Are there beaches close by?
Yes, there are some other beautiful beaches near to Praia da Tocha. The closest one is Praia da Tocha
, which is 0.1km (0.1miles) away from Praia da Tocha. Another nice beach near Praia da Tocha is Praia do Túnel
, which is approximately 3.9km (2.4miles) away.
What wetsuit do I need for Praia da Tocha?
The water temperature at Praia da Tocha is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (67°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 more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, temperatures drop down to nearly 13°C (55°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.
How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Praia da Tocha?
Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during December, January, and February. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during summer when temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.
Directions to Praia da Tocha: How do I get there?
Please follow the directions in the map below.
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