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Punta de Lobos water temperature
Punta de Lobos ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.6
Consistency of Surf: 4.7
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.2
Crowds: 3.1

Overall: 3.9

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Punta de Lobos Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Santiago, Chile)

Today's Punta de Lobos sea temperature is 14.1 °C.

Statistics for 20 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 14.8 °C, range: 13.7 °C to 16.4 °C

The water temperature (14 °C) at Punta de Lobos is quite cool. If the sun shines as we have forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good spring wetsuit. Effective windchill factor of (19 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

Chile Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Chile
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 de Lobos. 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.

Punta de Lobos 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.

Punta de Lobos water temperatures peak in the range 16 to 18°C (61 to 64°F) on around the 1st of March and are at their coldest on about the 14th of August, in the range 12 to 14°C (54 to 57°F). The highest seasonal water temperatures at Punta de Lobos at the beginning of March lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The coldest water temperatures at Punta de Lobos in mid August are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days.

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