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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ribeira Brava, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Ribeira Brava...

Ribeira Brava is a coastal city in Portugal. It is a fairly dense town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 5932 people. The water temperature around Ribeira Brava varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 16.8°C (62.2°F) in March up to 22.9°C (73.2°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (68°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Ribeira Brava 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 Ribeira Brava?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters around Ribeira Brava is ca:
22°C (72°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Ribeira Brava. The nearest one is Jardim do mar, which is only 10.5km (7.6miles) away from Ribeira Brava. Click here to check out more information on Jardim do mar and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Ribeira Brava are Paul do Mar, which is approximately 12.3km (7.6miles) away, and Ponta Delgada, located 13.2km (8.2miles) from Ribeira Brava.

Are there sandy beaches near by?

There are a few beaches close to Ribeira Brava. The nearest one is Praia da Calheta, which is just 5.5km (3.4miles) away from Ribeira Brava. Another good beach near Ribeira Brava is Praia Formosa, which is 6.9km (4.3miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Ribeira Brava?

The sea temperature around Ribeira Brava is warm, reaching up to 23°C (73°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required for most people, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or 1mm top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during February, March, and April, temperatures come down to roughly 17°C (62°F). During these months, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Ribeira Brava?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F) during spring. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions usually change during fall when temperatures go up to 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Ribeira Brava: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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