Punta Lobo Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
Today's Punta Lobo sea temperature is 18.2 °C.
Statistics for 28 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 18.4 °C, range: 16.8 °C to 23.2 °C
Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 20 °C once we account for wind), yet at 18 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Punta Lobo. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.
Map of current Peru
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
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 Punta Lobo. 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.
Punta Lobo sea 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 7th of September, in the range 17 to 23°C (63 to 73°F). Punta Lobo sea 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 Punta Lobo sea water temperatures in the first part of September require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Punta Lobo 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 Punta Lobo. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.