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Pico Alto water temperature
Pico Alto ratings
Quality on a good day: 5.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Pico Alto Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Lima, Peru)

Today's Pico Alto sea temperature is 17.4 °C.

Statistics for 09 May (1981–2005) – mean: 19.0 °C, range: 17.3 °C to 22.6 °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 Pico Alto. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Pico Alto. 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.

Pico Alto 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.

Pico Alto sea temperatures peak in the range 21 to 26°C (70 to 79°F) on around the 11th of February and are at their coldest on about the 8th of August, in the range 15 to 20°C (59 to 68°F). Pico Alto sea temperatures are always warm reach their warmest 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 coldest seasonal sea temperatures at Pico Alto in early to mid 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 Pico Alto 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 Pico Alto. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.