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Chicama - El Point water temperature
Chicama - El Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.0

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Chicama – El Point Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(La Libertad and Lambayeque, Peru)

Today's Chicama - El Point sea temperature is 18.6 °C.

Statistics for 08 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 20.0 °C, range: 18.0 °C to 24.8 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 21 °C once we account for wind), yet at 18 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Chicama - El Point. 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 Chicama - El Point. 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.

Chicama - El Point 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.

Chicama sea temperatures peak in the range 22 to 28°C (72 to 82°F) on around the 19th of February and are at their lowest on about the 1st of October, in the range 16 to 21°C (61 to 70°F). Chicama sea temperatures are always warm reach their warmest in the third week of February. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The lowest seasonal sea temperatures at Chicama at the beginning of October 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 Chicama - El Point 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 Chicama - El Point. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.