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

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

Coquimbo is a coastal city in Chile. It is a relatively average coastal town close to the water with a population of 161317 people. The water temperature around Coquimbo varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 12.1°C (53.8°F) in June up to 18.2°C (64.7°F) in the month of January, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 14°C (58°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Coquimbo 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 Coquimbo?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Coquimbo is approximately:
13°C (55°F)

Are there surf spots close to Coquimbo?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Coquimbo. The nearest one is Avenida del mar, which is just 4.5km (5.3miles) away from Coquimbo. Click here to check out more information on Avenida del mar and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Coquimbo are Totoralillo, which is roughly 8.5km (5.3miles) away, and Teniente, located roughly 74.6km (46.3miles) from Coquimbo.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are close to Coquimbo. One that might be worth checking out is Arica, which is 795.8km (494.3miles) away from Coquimbo. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Las Grutas, which is ca 818.3km (508.3miles) away from Coquimbo.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Coquimbo?

The water temperature around Coquimbo is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (65°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Coquimbo. Nevertheless, during May, June, and Jul, temperatures come down to roughly 12°C (54°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Coquimbo?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during winter when temperatures range from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Coquimbo: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Coquimbo...

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