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Aticama water temperature
Aticama ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Aticama Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Nayarit, Mexico)

Today's Aticama sea temperature is 28.9 °C.

Statistics for 02 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 26.4 °C, range: 24.4 °C to 27.7 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 29 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (28 °C) very warm too. Staying comfortable in the water at Aticama won't be a problem, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.

Mexico Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Mexico
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 Aticama. 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.

Aticama 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.

Aticama sea temperatures peak in the range 29 to 31°C (84 to 88°F) on around the 29th of July and are at their minimum on about the 10th of March, in the range 21 to 25°C (70 to 77°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Aticama climb to their highest in late July. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Aticama sea temperatures are always warm but dip to their minimum in early to mid March. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy.

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