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Akahanga water temperature
Akahanga ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.8

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Akahanga Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Easter Island, Chile)

Today's Akahanga sea temperature is 21.2 °C.

Statistics for 18 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 20.0 °C, range: 18.7 °C to 21.3 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 21 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (21 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

Chile Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Chile
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Chile Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Chile
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Akahanga. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Akahanga Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Akahanga water temperatures peak in the range 25 to 27°C (77 to 81°F) on around the 1st of March and are at their minimum on about the 27th of August, in the range 19 to 21°C (66 to 70°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Akahanga climb to their highest at the beginning of March. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The minimum Akahanga water temperatures in the last days of August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Akahanga can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Akahanga. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.