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Ensenada Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Lima, Peru)

Today's Ensenada sea temperature is 15.4 °C.

Statistics for 25 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 16.7 °C, range: 14.7 °C to 19.4 °C

The water temperature (15 °C) at Ensenada 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 (18 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

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)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Ensenada. 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.

Ensenada Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Ensenada water temperatures peak in the range 21 to 26°C (70 to 79°F) on around the 12th of February and are at their lowest on about the 6th of August, in the range 15 to 21°C (59 to 70°F). Ensenada water temperatures are always warm reach their highest in the second week of February. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The lowest seasonal water temperatures at Ensenada in the first week 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 Ensenada 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 Ensenada. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.