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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 surf spot in Peru. The water temperature around Huanchaco changes slightly 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 April at Huanchaco is approximately:
20°C (68°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Huanchaco. The nearest one is Las Delicias, which is 10.2km (6.4miles) away from Huanchaco. Click here for more information on Las Delicias and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Huanchaco is Chicama, which is approximately 34.4km (21.3miles) away.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are near to Huanchaco. The next good beach is Huanchaco, which is more than 2.6km (1.6miles) away from Huanchaco. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Ancón, 285.5km (177.3miles) away from Huanchaco.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended 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 1mm top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Huanchaco. However, during , temperatures come down to 16°C (61°F). During this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Huanchaco?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. 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 usually change during winter when sea temperatures reach 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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