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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 surf spot in Spain. The water temperature around Tarifa has moderate variability throughout 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 graph 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 July at Tarifa is approximately:
19°C (67°F)

Are there any other surf spots close to Tarifa?

There are not too many surf spots close to Tarifa. The closest decent spot is Barbate, which is 22.6km (14miles) away from Tarifa. Click here to check out more information on Barbate and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Tarifa is Faro de Trafalgar, which is 26.9km (16.7miles) away.

Are there beaches near Tarifa?

Yes, there are some other beautiful beaches in close proximity to Tarifa. The nearest one is Tarifa, which is only 0.1km (0.1miles) away from Tarifa. Another beautiful beach near Tarifa is Playa de Los Lances, which is ca 2km (1.2miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Tarifa?

The average water temperature at Tarifa is relatively chilly, around 18°C (64°F), with only little changes throughout the year. That is why a 2/3mm wetsuit is needed for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Tarifa. That being said, it can get more chilly in the mornings and in the evenings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to wear 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 scuba diving and fishing close to Tarifa?

Fishing and diving conditions are very similar during the year. The waters at Tarifa are mostly cool, reaching temperatures between 16 and 21°C (60-69°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Tarifa: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Tarifa...

Do you know what the the city Toffia in Italy, the city Yigityolu in Turkey, and San Gabriel Canyon have in common with Tarifa? Click on the links to find out...