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Islote Zarate water temperature
Islote Zarate ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Islote Zarate Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Ica, Peru)

Today's Islote Zarate sea temperature is 17.0 °C.

Statistics for 12 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 20.3 °C, range: 18.5 °C to 23.1 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 20 °C once we account for wind), yet at 17 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Islote Zarate. 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 Islote Zarate. 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.

Islote Zarate 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.

Islote Zarate sea temperatures peak in the range 21 to 25°C (70 to 77°F) on around the 10th of February and are at their minimum on about the 7th of August, in the range 15 to 20°C (59 to 68°F). Islote Zarate sea temperatures are always warm reach their maximum in early to mid February. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The minimum seasonal sea temperatures at Islote Zarate 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 Islote Zarate 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 Islote Zarate. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.