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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ventspils, Latvia

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

Ventspils is a coastal city in Latvia. It is a quite dense city close to the ocean with a population of 42644 people. The water temperature around Ventspils varies dramatically year round. The temperature ranges from 0.9°C (33.6°F) in February up to 17.6°C (63.8°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 9°C (47°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Ventspils 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 Ventspils?

The current water temperature in the month of August in the waters near Ventspils is about:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are in close proximity to Ventspils. A spot that might be worth checking out is Vaana, which is 171.8km (106.7miles) away from Ventspils. Click here to check out more information on Vaana and its water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try Vik, which is ca 308.4km (191.6miles) away from Ventspils. Another good surfspot is Vik, located approximately 308.4km (191.6miles) from Ventspils.

Are there beaches near by?

Not many beaches are near to Ventspils. A beach, which is not too far away, is Kuressaare, which is almost 68.5km (42.5miles) away from Ventspils. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Kärdla, which is approximately 118.9km (73.9miles) away from Ventspils.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Ventspils?

The sea temperature around Ventspils is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during January, February, and March, water temperatures reach lows of nearly 1°C (34°F). In this season, a 5/6 drysuit with booties, hoddie and gloves is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 5/6mm wetsuit for very short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a stack of extra warm clothing and hot drinks.

How is the diving and fishing near Ventspils?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 1 to 6°C (34-43°F) during winter. Pollock, Winter Flounder, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Ventspils: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ventspils...

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