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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Chicama, Peru

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

Chicama is a surf spot in Peru. The water temperature around Chicama varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 15.9°C (60.6°F) in May up to 20.1°C (68.1°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Chicama 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 Chicama?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Chicama is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots near Chicama?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Chicama. The closest one is Puemape, which is just 14.2km (8.8miles) away from Chicama. Click here to check out more information on Puemape and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Chicama is El Faro-Pacasmayo, which is approximately 22.2km (13.8miles) away.

Are there beaches close to Chicama?

No, not too many beaches are located in proximity to Chicama. A beach, which is not too far away, is Huanchaco, which is almost 36.4km (22.6miles) away from Chicama. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Mancora, roughly 272.1km (169miles) away from Chicama.

What wetsuit do I need for Chicama?

The average water temperature at Chicama is relatively chilly, around 18°C (64°F), with very little changes throughout the year. This is why a 2/3mm wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Chicama. Nevertheless, it can get more chilly in the mornings and in the evenings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to bring a 3/4mm fullsuit. The coldest months are April, May, and June. You could possibly be fine with a jumpsuit during warm days in the summer, especially in the months of January, February, and March.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Chicama?

Diving and fishing conditions are very similar year round. The waters at Chicama are nearly almost cool, reaching temperatures between 15 and 20°C (59-68°F). The following fish can often times be found in waters with these temperatures: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Chicama: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Chicama...

Do you know what the the city Sidu in China, the geo West Flower Garden Bank , and the city Roreto in Italy have in common with Chicama? Click on the links to find out...