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Punta Ballena water temperature
Punta Ballena ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 3.1

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Punta Ballena Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Manabi, Ecuador)

Today's Punta Ballena sea temperature is 26.5 °C.

Statistics for 21 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 25.9 °C, range: 23.9 °C to 28.3 °C

Very warm in and out of the water temperature at Punta Ballena today, but forecast to be overcast. With sea temperatures of 26 °C and a wind chill of 24 °C, most surfers will choose a shorty, boardshorts or a summer suit.

Ecuador Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Ecuador
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 Punta Ballena. 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.

Punta Ballena 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.

Punta Ballena sea temperatures peak in the range 25 to 29°C (77 to 84°F) on around the 6th of February and are at their minimum on about the 30th of July, in the range 22 to 26°C (72 to 79°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Punta Ballena climb to their warmest in the first week of February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Punta Ballena sea temperatures are always warm but dip to their minimum at the tail of July. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy.

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