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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Santa Catarina, Portugal

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Santa Catarina...

Santa Catarina is a surf spot in Portugal. The water temperature around Santa Catarina has slight variability year round. The temperature ranges from 14.6°C (58.4°F) in February up to 23.5°C (74.3°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Santa Catarina 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 Santa Catarina?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Santa Catarina is about:
21°C (69°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Santa Catarina. The closest one is Praia da Vitoria, which is just 1.2km (0.7miles) away from Santa Catarina. Click here to check out more information on Praia da Vitoria and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Santa Catarina is Porto Martins, which is approximately 2.3km (1.4miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

There are other beautiful beaches near to Santa Catarina. The nearest one is Beach of Porto Martins, which is only 1.9km (1.2miles) away from Santa Catarina. Another nice beach near Santa Catarina is Swimming Area of Santa Cruz, which is 6.1km (3.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Santa Catarina?

The sea temperature at Santa Catarina is warm, reaching up to 24°C (74°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a light wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, sea temperatures drop down to approximately 15°C (58°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Santa Catarina?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures go up to 19 to 24°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 Santa Catarina: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Santa Catarina...

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