Algarrobo Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
Today's Algarrobo sea temperature is 18.4 °C.
Statistics for 23 Feb (1981–2005) – mean: 17.5 °C, range: 16.2 °C to 18.6 °C
Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 21 °C once we account for wind), yet at 18 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Algarrobo. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.
Map of current Chile
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
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 Algarrobo. 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.
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.
Algarrobo water temperatures peak in the range 16 to 18°C (61 to 64°F) on around the 18th of February and are at their coldest on about the 12th of August, in the range 12 to 14°C (54 to 57°F). The warmest seasonal water temperatures at Algarrobo in the third week of February lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The coldest water temperatures at Algarrobo in the second week of August are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Algarrobo 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 Algarrobo. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.