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Atacames water temperature
Atacames ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.3

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Atacames Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Esmeraldas, Ecuador)

Today's Atacames sea temperature is 25.5 °C.

Statistics for 04 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 25.5 °C, range: 23.9 °C to 28.6 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 27 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (25 °C) very warm too. Staying comfortable in the water at Atacames won't be a problem, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.

Ecuador Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Ecuador
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

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

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Atacames. 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.

Atacames 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.

Atacames water temperatures peak in the range 24 to 29°C (75 to 84°F) on around the 3rd of May and are at their minimum on about the 30th of July, in the range 24 to 27°C (75 to 81°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Atacames mean that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Atacames 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 Atacames. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.