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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Sopela, Spain

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

Sopela is a coastal city in Spain. It is a fairly small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 12359 people. The water temperature around Sopela varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 12.2°C (53.9°F) in February up to 21.1°C (69.9°F) in the month of September, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Sopela 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 Sopela?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters around Sopela is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Sopela. The closest one is Sopelana, which is 0.9km (0.7miles) away from Sopela. Click here to check out more information on Sopelana and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Sopela are El Sitio, which is 1.2km (0.7miles) away, and Playa Salvaje, located approximately 1.2km (0.8miles) from Sopela.

Are there sandy beaches in proximity to Sopela?

There are not many beaches near to Sopela. A beach that might be worth checking out is Magdalena, which is 28.5km (17.7miles) away from Sopela. Another fun beach near Sopela is Salinas, roughly 39.8km (24.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Sopela?

The sea temperature around Sopela 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 recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Sopela. However, during late winter, water temperatures come down to 12°C (54°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Sopela?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during August, September, and October when water temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Sopela: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Sopela...

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