El Mansito Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
Today's El Mansito sea temperature is 26.5 °C.
Statistics for 19 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 24.0 °C, range: 22.0 °C to 28.4 °C
Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 27 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (26 °C) very warm too. Staying comfortable in the water at El Mansito won't be a problem, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.
Map of current Ecuador
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Ecuador
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 El Mansito. 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.
El Mansito sea water temperatures peak in the range 23 to 29°C (73 to 84°F) on around the 6th of March and are at their coldest on about the 8th of September, in the range 19 to 24°C (66 to 75°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at El Mansito climb to their maximum in the first week of March. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. El Mansito sea water temperatures are coldest in early to mid September. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at El Mansito 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 El Mansito. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.