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Lighthouse (Punta San Jose) water temperature
Lighthouse (Punta San Jose) ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Lighthouse (Punta San Jose) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Baja Norte, Mexico)

Today's Lighthouse (Punta San Jose) sea temperature is 21.0 °C.

Statistics for 18 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 20.4 °C, range: 18.7 °C to 21.9 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 24 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (21 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

Mexico Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Mexico
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 Lighthouse (Punta San Jose). 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.

Lighthouse (Punta San Jose) 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.

Lighthouse (Punta San Jose) sea water temperatures peak in the range 19 to 22°C (66 to 72°F) on around the 31st of August and are at their coldest on about the 5th of February, in the range 14 to 17°C (57 to 63°F). Lighthouse (Punta San Jose) sea water temperatures are maximum at the end of August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The coldest seasonal sea water temperatures at Lighthouse (Punta San Jose) at the beginning of February 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 Lighthouse (Punta San Jose) 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 Lighthouse (Punta San Jose). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.