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

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

Huanchaco is a beach in Peru. The water temperature around Huanchaco changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 16.2°C (61.2°F) in October up to 25.2°C (77.4°F) in the month of January, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (66°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Huanchaco 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 Huanchaco?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Huanchaco is approximately:
18°C (65°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Huanchaco. The closest one is Huanchaco, which is just 2.6km (5.1miles) away from Huanchaco. Click here for more information on Huanchaco and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Huanchaco are Las Delicias, which is approximately 8.2km (5.1miles) away, and Chicama, located roughly 36.4km (22.6miles) from Huanchaco.

Are there any other beaches in close proximity to Huanchaco?

No, not many beaches are located close to Huanchaco. A beach, which is not too far away, is Ancón, which is more than 283.9km (176.4miles) away from Huanchaco. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out La Punta, ca 304.4km (189.1miles) away from Huanchaco.

What wetsuit do I need for Huanchaco?

The water temperature at Huanchaco is very warm, reaching up to 25°C (77°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a rashguard or thin wetsuit top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Huanchaco. However, during , water temperatures reach lows of nearly 16°C (61°F). In this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Huanchaco?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F) during . Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during December, January, and February when water temperatures range from 20 to 25°C (68-77°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Huanchaco: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Huanchaco...

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