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Huascar water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Huascar Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Antofagasta, Chile)

Today's Huascar sea temperature is 15.1 °C.

Statistics for 15 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 15.7 °C, range: 14.9 °C to 17.2 °C

The water temperature (15 °C) at Huascar is quite cool. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good sealed spring wetsuit. Some surfers would prefer to wear gloves and boots too. Effective windchill factor of (11 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

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)

(click thumbnails to expand)

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

Huascar 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.

Huascar sea water temperatures peak in the range 21 to 24°C (70 to 75°F) on around the 10th of February and are at their minimum on about the 15th of August, in the range 14 to 17°C (57 to 63°F). Huascar sea water temperatures are warmest in early to mid February. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The minimum seasonal sea water temperatures at Huascar in mid 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 Huascar 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 Huascar. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.