uk es it fr pt nl
Caballeros water temperature
Caballeros ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 2.5
Accommodation: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

See all 18 ratings

Based on 3 votes. Vote


Surf Report Feed

Caballeros Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Lima, Peru)

Today's Caballeros sea temperature is 17.9 °C.

Statistics for 20 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 16.5 °C, range: 15.3 °C to 20.4 °C

The water temperature (17 °C) at Caballeros is relatively warm. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a summer wetsuit. Effective air temperature of 19 °C.

Peru Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Peru
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 Caballeros. 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.

Caballeros 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.

Caballeros water temperatures peak in the range 21 to 26°C (70 to 79°F) on around the 11th of February and are at their coldest on about the 6th of August, in the range 15 to 21°C (59 to 70°F). Caballeros water temperatures are always warm reach their maximum in the second week of February. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The coldest seasonal water temperatures at Caballeros in the first week 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 Caballeros 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 Caballeros. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.