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

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

Tarifa is a beach in Spain. The water temperature around Tarifa changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 15.6°C (60.2°F) in March up to 20.5°C (68.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Tarifa 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 Tarifa?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Tarifa is ca:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Tarifa?

There are not many surf spots close to Tarifa. A spot that might be worth checking out is Tarifa, which is about 0.1km (14miles) away from Tarifa. Click here for more information on Tarifa and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Tarifa are Barbate, which is approximately 22.5km (14miles) away, and Faro de Trafalgar, located approximately 26.8km (16.6miles) from Tarifa.

Are there any other sandy beaches near by?

There are several other beaches in proximity to Tarifa. The nearest one is Playa de Los Lances, which is 1.9km (1.2miles) away from Tarifa. Another beach near Tarifa is Cala Arenas, which is 9.3km (5.8miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Tarifa?

The average sea temperature at Tarifa is not very warm, around 18°C (64°F), with no significant changes during the year. This is why a 2/3mm wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Tarifa. However, it can get more chilly early mornings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to carry a 3/4mm fullsuit. The coldest months are February, March, and April. You could possibly be fine with a jumpsuit during warm days in the summer, particularly in the months of July, August, and September.

How is the diving and fishing close to Tarifa?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions stay very constant throughout the year. The waters at Tarifa are always cool, reaching temperatures between 16 and 21°C (60-69°F). The following fish like to hang out in waters of this temperature range: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Tarifa: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Tarifa...

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