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Scorpion Bay (San Juanico) Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Baja Sur, Mexico)

Today's Scorpion Bay (San Juanico) sea temperature is 18.1 °C.

Statistics for 04 Feb (1981–2005) – mean: 19.0 °C, range: 16.9 °C to 21.3 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 20 °C once we account for wind), yet at 18 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Scorpion Bay (San Juanico). The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

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 Scorpion Bay (San Juanico). 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.

Scorpion Bay (San Juanico) 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.

Scorpion Bay sea temperatures peak in the range 24 to 30°C (75 to 86°F) on around the 7th of September and are at their lowest on about the 26th of March, in the range 17 to 20°C (63 to 68°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Scorpion Bay climb to their highest in the first part of September. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The lowest Scorpion Bay sea temperatures in the fourth week of March require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Scorpion Bay (San Juanico) 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 Scorpion Bay (San Juanico). Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.