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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Tarrafal, Cape Verde

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

Tarrafal is a beach in Cape Verde. The water temperature around Tarrafal changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 21.5°C (70.7°F) in February up to 27.4°C (81.3°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (76°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Tarrafal 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 Tarrafal?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Tarrafal is approximately:
22°C (72°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are close to Tarrafal. The closest decent spot is Ponta Preta, which is 107km (66.5miles) away from Tarrafal. Click here for more information on Ponta Preta and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out La gauche de loic, which is approximately 417.6km (259.4miles) away from Tarrafal. Another good surfspot is La gauche de loic, located 417.6km (259.4miles) from Tarrafal.

Are there any other beaches in close proximity to Tarrafal?

Yes, there are more nice beaches close to Tarrafal. The nearest one is Flamengos, which is 11.2km (7miles) away from Tarrafal. Another beautiful beach near Tarrafal is Praia Grande, which is approximately 27.5km (17.1miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Tarrafal?

The water temperature at Tarrafal is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (81°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a rashguard or thin wetsuit top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Tarrafal. However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures drop down to 22°C (71°F). In this season, 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 very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Tarrafal?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 22 to 27°C (71-80°F) during January, February, and March. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during August, September, and October when temperatures reach 22 to 27°C (72-81°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Tarrafal: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Tarrafal...

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