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Lobitos water temperature
Lobitos ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.6
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 3.4

Overall: 3.5

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Lobitos Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Piura, Peru)

Today's Lobitos sea temperature is 19.5 °C.

Statistics for 16 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 19.4 °C, range: 17.3 °C to 24.8 °C

The water temperature (19 °C) at Lobitos is relatively warm. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a summer wetsuit. Effective air temperature of 18 °C.

Peru Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Peru
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Peru Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Peru
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 Lobitos. 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.

Lobitos 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.

Lobitos water temperatures peak in the range 23 to 29°C (73 to 84°F) on around the 21st of February and are at their minimum on about the 9th of September, in the range 17 to 23°C (63 to 73°F). Lobitos water temperatures are always warm reach their maximum in mid to late February. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The minimum Lobitos water temperatures in early to mid September require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

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

 

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.