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

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

Chumpi is a coastal city in Peru. The water temperature around Chumpi varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 13.5°C (56.4°F) in June up to 19.1°C (66.5°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Chumpi 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 Chumpi?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters near Chumpi is about:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Not many surf spots are in proximity to Chumpi. A spot, which is not too far away, is Playuela, which is almost 140.5km (87.2miles) away from Chumpi. Click here for directions and for more information on Playuela and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try surfing Mejia, which is 184.9km (114.9miles) away from Chumpi. Another good surfspot is Mejia, located ca 184.9km (114.9miles) from Chumpi.

Are there beaches close by?

Not many beaches are in close proximity to Chumpi. A good beach nearby is Santa María del Mar, which is more than 274.4km (170.5miles) away from Chumpi. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Punta Hermosa, which is ca 281km (174.5miles) away from Chumpi.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Chumpi?

The sea temperature around Chumpi is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during May, June, and Jul, temperatures drop down to roughly 14°C (56°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Chumpi?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (56-65°F) during May, June, and Jul. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions normally change during winter when temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Chumpi: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Chumpi...

Do you know what the the city Assen in the Netherlands, the city Georgetown in the United States, and Nouadhibou Canyon have in common with Chumpi? Click on the links to find out...