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

Overall: 3.2

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Isla Santa Maria Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Antofagasta, Chile)

Today's Isla Santa Maria sea temperature is 16.0 °C.

Statistics for 18 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 16.0 °C, range: 15.2 °C to 18.3 °C

The water temperature (16 °C) at Isla Santa Maria is fairly cool. Despite the sun, a windchill factor of (9 °C) means that surfers will need a good quality spring wetsuit, a neoprene hood. Some surfers would wear gloves and boots.

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 Isla Santa Maria. 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.

Isla Santa Maria 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.

Isla Santa Maria sea water temperatures peak in the range 20 to 24°C (68 to 75°F) on around the 7th of February and are at their minimum on about the 14th of August, in the range 15 to 18°C (59 to 64°F). Isla Santa Maria sea water temperatures are always warm reach their maximum in the first part of February. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The minimum seasonal sea water temperatures at Isla Santa Maria 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 Isla Santa Maria 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 Isla Santa Maria. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.