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La Herradura water temperature
La Herradura ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.7
Difficulty Level: 4.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.1

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La Herradura Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Lima, Peru)

Today's La Herradura sea temperature is 16.2 °C.

Statistics for 19 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 17.4 °C, range: 15.9 °C to 19.7 °C

The water temperature (16 °C) at La Herradura 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 (16 °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)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for La Herradura. 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.

La Herradura 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.

La Herradura sea temperatures peak in the range 21 to 26°C (70 to 79°F) on around the 14th of February and are at their minimum on about the 7th of August, in the range 15 to 21°C (59 to 70°F). La Herradura sea temperatures are always warm reach their highest in 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 La Herradura 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 La Herradura 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 La Herradura. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.