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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Scalea, Italy

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Scalea...

Scalea is a beach in Italy. The water temperature around Scalea changes extremely throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 12.7°C (54.9°F) in March up to 26.6°C (79.9°F) in the month of July, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (67°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Scalea 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 Scalea?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Scalea is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are located in close proximity to Scalea. The next good one is Capo Vieste, which is 146.8km (91.2miles) away from Scalea. Click here for directions and for more information on Capo Vieste and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try surfing Saporetti, which is ca 174.2km (108.2miles) away from Scalea. Another good surfspot is Saporetti, located roughly 174.2km (108.2miles) from Scalea.

Are there any other beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are several other beaches near to Scalea. The nearest one is San Nicola Arcella, which is just 2.1km (1.3miles) away from Scalea. Another beach near Scalea is Santa Maria del Cedro, which is 5.1km (3.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Scalea?

The water temperature at Scalea is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (80°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a rashguard or 1mm wetsuit top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Scalea. Nevertheless, during early spring, temperatures drop down to roughly 13°C (55°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Scalea?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during spring. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions change during June, July, and August when temperatures go up to 22 to 27°C (71-80°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Scalea: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Scalea...

Do you know what the the city Farini in Italy, the geo Faeroe-Shetland Channel , and the city Monkhagen in Germany have in common with Scalea? Click on the links to find out...