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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Praia de Altura, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Praia de Altura...

Praia de Altura is a surf spot in Portugal. The water temperature around Praia de Altura varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 15.7°C (60.3°F) in February up to 21.3°C (70.3°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Praia de Altura 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 de Altura?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Praia de Altura is approximately:
16°C (61°F)

Are there any other surf spots near Praia de Altura?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Praia de Altura. The closest one is Vila Real Santo Antonio, which is just 4.7km (2.9miles) away from Praia de Altura. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Vila Real Santo Antonio and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Praia de Altura is Ilha de Tavira, which is 7.9km (4.9miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches near Praia de Altura?

Yes, there are some nice beaches near to Praia de Altura. The closest one is Verde Beach, which is just 0.4km (0.3miles) away from Praia de Altura. Another beautiful beach near Praia de Altura is Praia de Cacela Velha, which is roughly 0.6km (0.4miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Praia de Altura?

The water temperature at Praia de Altura is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures drop down to nearly 16°C (60°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Praia de Altura?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (60-69°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during fall when temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Praia de Altura: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Praia de Altura...

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