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Puerto Viejo water temperature
Puerto Viejo ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5
Crowds: 2.7

Overall: 2.9

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Puerto Viejo Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Lima, Peru)

Today's Puerto Viejo sea temperature is 19.2 °C.

Statistics for 13 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 20.2 °C, range: 19.1 °C to 23.7 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 22 °C once we account for wind), yet at 19 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Puerto Viejo. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

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 Puerto Viejo. 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.

Puerto Viejo 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.

Puerto Viejo sea temperatures peak in the range 21 to 26°C (70 to 79°F) on around the 12th of February and are at their coldest on about the 7th of August, in the range 15 to 20°C (59 to 68°F). Puerto Viejo sea temperatures are always warm reach their maximum in the second week of February. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The coldest seasonal sea temperatures at Puerto Viejo in the first part of 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 Puerto Viejo 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 Puerto Viejo. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.