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

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

Chonchi is a coastal city in Chile. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 12572 people. The water temperature around Chonchi changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 9.9°C (49.8°F) in September up to 16.3°C (61.3°F) in the month of December, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is early winter, since Chonchi 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 Chonchi?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Chonchi is approximately:
12°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots close to Chonchi?

Not too many surf spots are located close to Chonchi. The next good one is Carelmapu, which is more than 61km (37.9miles) away from Chonchi. Click here to check out more information on Carelmapu and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Cabo Raso, which is roughly 438km (272miles) away from Chonchi. Another good surfspot is Cabo Raso, located 438km (272miles) from Chonchi.

Are there beaches near Chonchi?

No, not too many beaches are located close to Chonchi. The closest decent beach is Rada Tilly, which is more than 376.4km (233.8miles) away from Chonchi. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Playa Union, which is 441.6km (274.3miles) away from Chonchi.

What wetsuit do I need for Chonchi?

The water temperature around Chonchi is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of November, December, and January. During this time, in the early summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Chonchi. Nevertheless, during August, September, and October, temperatures drop down to roughly 10°C (50°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Chonchi?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 10 to 15°C (50-59°F) during August, September, and October. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during winter when temperatures reach 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Chonchi: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Chonchi...

Do you know what the the city Romaldkirk in United Kingdom, the city Quistinic in France, and the city Snejbjerg in Denmark have in common with Chonchi? Click on the links to find out...