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

Overall: 3.2

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Infernillo Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Santiago, Chile)

Today's Infernillo sea temperature is 12.0 °C.

Statistics for 20 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 13.0 °C, range: 11.7 °C to 14.3 °C

The water temperature (12 °C) at Infernillo is quite cold. Despite the sun, windchill of 9 °C means that surfers will need plenty of neoprene. Wear a quality winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. A windchill factor of (9 °C).

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)

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

Infernillo 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.

Infernillo sea temperatures peak in the range 16 to 18°C (61 to 64°F) on around the 1st of March and are at their coldest on about the 14th of August, in the range 12 to 14°C (54 to 57°F). The warmest seasonal sea temperatures at Infernillo at the beginning of March lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The coldest sea temperatures at Infernillo in mid August are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days.

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