Arenillas Negras Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
Today's Arenillas Negras sea temperature is 19.5 °C.
Statistics for 23 Apr (1981–2005) – mean: 21.2 °C, range: 20.1 °C to 22.8 °C
Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 23 °C once we account for wind), yet at 19 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Arenillas Negras. 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 Arenillas Negras. 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.
Arenillas Negras sea temperatures peak in the range 23 to 26°C (73 to 79°F) on around the 5th of February and are at their coldest on about the 5th of August, in the range 16 to 19°C (61 to 66°F). Arenillas Negras sea temperatures are always warm reach their maximum at the beginning of February. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The coldest seasonal sea temperatures at Arenillas Negras at the beginning of August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Arenillas Negras 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 Arenillas Negras. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.