The island of Madeira, because of its privileged geographical position and mountainous relief, have a surprisingly mild climate.Very mild average temperatures, 25ºC in the summer and 17ºC in the winter, and a moderate level of humidity, confer upon this island exceptional subtropical features.
The seawater temperature is also very mild, because of the influence of the warm Gulf current, presenting averages of 22ºC in the summer and 18º in the winter.
As in previous years, Quercus, the National Association for Nature Conservation has identified, and accordingly with established criteria, the Portuguese bathing water classified as having gold quality, based on the official public information provided by the Portuguese Environment Agency.
The sandy beach of Band d’Além, also known as Praia Amarela (Yellow Beach), in the city of Machico, obtained the Accessible Beach Flag, which signals a bathing infrastructure adapted to limited mobility visitors.
This past weekend, north American Anthony Johnson and the “Pesca Grossa” vessel crew, captained by Nuno Gonçalves and Frothy da Silva won the Blue Marlin World Cup prize for catching a swordfish with 296 kilos.
Madeira will host very shortly another unprecedented sporting initiative - the "Mini Kitesurf Odyssey" –,engaged by the athlete Francisco Lufinha, who held last December another kitesurf journey between the Selvagens islands and Funchal (165 nautical miles).