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

Overall: 3.2

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Arenillas Negras Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Atacama, Chile)

Today's Arenillas Negras sea temperature is 20.1 °C.

Statistics for 03 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 21.5 °C, range: 19.9 °C to 23.3 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 23 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (20 °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 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.

Arenillas Negras 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.

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.