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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Chabela, Ecuador

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

Chabela is a surf spot in Ecuador. The water temperature around Chabela varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 21.9°C (71.5°F) in September up to 27.6°C (81.7°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (76°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Chabela 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 at Chabela?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Chabela is approximately:
22°C (71°F)

Are there any other surf spots near Chabela?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Chabela. The nearest one is Playas, which is 0.2km (0.1miles) away from Chabela. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Playas and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Chabela is Pelado, which is ca 0.3km (0.2miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Chabela. One beach, which is not too far away, is Playas, which is just 0.9km (0.6miles) away from Chabela. Another good beach near Chabela is Punta Carnero, roughly 42.8km (26.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Chabela?

The water temperature at Chabela is very warm, reaching up to 28°C (82°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or light top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Chabela. Nevertheless, during August, September, and October, temperatures come down to roughly 22°C (71°F). In this season, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Chabela?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 22 to 27°C (71-80°F) during fall. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during winter when sea temperatures reach 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Chabela: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Chabela...

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