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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Las Cruces, Chile

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Las Cruces...

Las Cruces is a surf spot in Chile. The water temperature around Las Cruces changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 10.8°C (51.4°F) in August up to 17.1°C (62.8°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 14°C (58°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Las Cruces 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 Las Cruces?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Las Cruces is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Las Cruces. The nearest one is Chepica, which is 3.3km (2miles) away from Las Cruces. Click here for directions and for more information on Chepica and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Las Cruces is La Castilla-El Tabo, which is 4.4km (2.8miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

Not many beaches are near to Las Cruces. A beach that might be worth checking out is Las Grutas, which is 609.9km (378.8miles) away from Las Cruces. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Puerto Madryn, which is ca 722.6km (448.8miles) away from Las Cruces.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Las Cruces?

The sea temperature at Las Cruces is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, temperatures cool down to roughly 11°C (51°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Las Cruces?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (51-60°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during winter when temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Las Cruces: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Las Cruces...

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