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

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

Zarautz is a coastal city in Spain. It is a quite dense city close to the water with a population of 22627 people. The water temperature around Zarautz has moderate variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 12.5°C (54.5°F) in January up to 22.2°C (72°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Zarautz 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 Zarautz?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Zarautz is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Zarautz?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Zarautz. The nearest one is Zarautz, which is just 0.3km (1.3miles) away from Zarautz. Click here for more information on Zarautz and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Zarautz are Orio, which is approximately 2.1km (1.3miles) away, and Deba, located roughly 9.3km (5.8miles) from Zarautz.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are not too many beaches in close proximity to Zarautz. The next good one is Magdalena, which is only 12.9km (8miles) away from Zarautz. Another beautiful beach near Zarautz is Salinas, roughly 53.1km (33miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Zarautz?

The sea temperature around Zarautz is warm, reaching up to 22°C (72°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 1mm wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be fine without a rashguard or thin top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Zarautz. Nevertheless, during winter, water temperatures drop down to roughly 13°C (55°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Zarautz?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures go up to 17 to 22°C (63-72°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Zarautz: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Zarautz...

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