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La Punta Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Baja Sur, Mexico)

Today's La Punta sea temperature is 23.6 °C.

Statistics for 24 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 22.3 °C, range: 19.9 °C to 24.4 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 20 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (23 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

Mexico Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Mexico
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 La Punta. 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 Punta 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 Punta water temperatures peak in the range 26 to 30°C (79 to 86°F) on around the 26th of August and are at their lowest on about the 26th of March, in the range 20 to 23°C (68 to 73°F). Year round warm water temperatures at La Punta climb to their highest in the fourth week of August. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. La Punta water temperatures are lowest in the fourth week of March. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up.

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