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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Praia dos Arrifes, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Praia dos Arrifes...

Praia dos Arrifes is a beach in Portugal. The water temperature around Praia dos Arrifes varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 15.5°C (59.8°F) in April up to 23.1°C (73.6°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Praia dos Arrifes 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 dos Arrifes?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Praia dos Arrifes is ca:
21°C (70°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Praia dos Arrifes?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Praia dos Arrifes. The nearest one is Populo, which is only 1.2km (3.6miles) away from Praia dos Arrifes. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Populo and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Praia dos Arrifes are Rabo de Peixe, which is roughly 5.8km (3.6miles) away, and Areias, located roughly 7.3km (4.5miles) from Praia dos Arrifes.

Are there any other white sand beaches close by?

There are several other gorgeous beaches in proximity to Praia dos Arrifes. The closest one is Beach of Portinho da Areia, which is just 1.7km (1miles) away from Praia dos Arrifes. Another beach near Praia dos Arrifes is Beach of Alagoa Conceição, which is roughly 1.7km (1miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Praia dos Arrifes?

The sea temperature at Praia dos Arrifes is warm, reaching up to 23°C (74°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a light top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok without a rashguard or thin top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Praia dos Arrifes. However, during March, April, and May, sea temperatures drop down to approximately 15°C (60°F). During 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 cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Praia dos Arrifes?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (60-69°F) during spring. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during fall when temperatures range from 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Praia dos Arrifes: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Praia dos Arrifes...

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