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

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

Sopelana is a surf spot in Spain. The water temperature around Sopelana 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 Sopelana 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 Sopelana?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Sopelana is ca:
12°C (54°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Sopelana. The closest one is El Sitio, which is 0.6km (0.4miles) away from Sopelana. Click here to check out more information on El Sitio and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Sopelana is Meniakos, which is approximately 0.7km (0.4miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

There are not too many beaches close to Sopelana. A beach that might be worth checking out is Magdalena, which is only 29.2km (18.1miles) away from Sopelana. Another fun beach near Sopelana is El Sardinero, which is ca 40.5km (25.1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Sopelana?

The sea temperature at Sopelana 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 fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Sopelana. Nevertheless, during late winter, sea temperatures drop down to 12°C (54°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Sopelana?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during January, February, and March. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during fall when sea temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Sopelana: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Sopelana...

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