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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Antofagasta, Chile

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Antofagasta...

Antofagasta is a coastal city in Chile. It is a quite mid-size city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 309832 people. The water temperature around Antofagasta changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 14.3°C (57.7°F) in June up to 19.9°C (67.8°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Antofagasta is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature near Antofagasta?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters near Antofagasta is about:
14°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not too many surf spots are in close proximity to Antofagasta. The closest decent spot is Barrancon, which is almost 127.2km (79miles) away from Antofagasta. Click here for more information on Barrancon and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try Cavancha, which is ca 237.1km (147.3miles) away from Antofagasta. Another fun surfspot is Cavancha, located ca 237.1km (147.3miles) from Antofagasta.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are in proximity to Antofagasta. The closest decent beach is Arica, which is more than 357.6km (222.1miles) away from Antofagasta. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Santa María del Mar, ca 887.5km (551.2miles) away from Antofagasta.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Antofagasta?

The water temperature around Antofagasta is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during early summer, temperatures drop down to 14°C (58°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Antofagasta?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (58-67°F) during May, June, and Jul. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions normally change during February, March, and April when sea temperatures range from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Antofagasta: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Antofagasta...

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