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Vaihu water temperature
Vaihu ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Vaihu Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Easter Island, Chile)

Today's Vaihu sea temperature is 25.8 °C.

Statistics for 21 Feb (1981–2005) – mean: 25.3 °C, range: 23.8 °C to 26.7 °C

Very warm in and out of the water temperature at Vaihu today, but forecast to be overcast. With sea temperatures of 25 °C and a wind chill of 23 °C, most surfers will choose a shorty, boardshorts or a summer suit.

Chile Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current Chile
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 Vaihu. 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.

Vaihu 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.

Vaihu water temperatures peak in the range 25 to 27°C (77 to 81°F) on around the 1st of March and are at their lowest on about the 26th of August, in the range 19 to 21°C (66 to 70°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Vaihu climb to their warmest at the beginning of March. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The lowest Vaihu water temperatures in the fourth week of August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

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