La Mesita Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
Today's La Mesita sea temperature is 26.5 °C.
Statistics for 22 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 25.4 °C, range: 23.2 °C to 28.1 °C
Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 26 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (26 °C) very warm too. Staying comfortable in the water at La Mesita 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 La Mesita. 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.
La Mesita sea temperatures peak in the range 24 to 29°C (75 to 84°F) on around the 6th of February and are at their coldest on about the 7th of August, in the range 21 to 26°C (70 to 79°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at La Mesita climb to their maximum in the first week of February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. La Mesita sea temperatures are always warm but dip to their coldest in the first part of August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at La Mesita 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 La Mesita. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.