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

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

Mochumi is a coastal city in Peru. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 7460 people. The water temperature around Mochumi changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 16°C (60.8°F) in September up to 21.4°C (70.6°F) in the month of March, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Mochumi 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 Mochumi?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters around Mochumi is ca:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Mochumi. A spot that might be worth checking out is El Faro-Pacasmayo, which is about 62.7km (43.9miles) away from Mochumi. Click here for directions and for more information on El Faro-Pacasmayo and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Mochumi are Puemape, which is ca 70.7km (43.9miles) away, and Chicama, located roughly 84.8km (52.7miles) from Mochumi.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

Not many beaches are in close proximity to Mochumi. The closest decent beach is Huanchaco, which is more than 119km (73.9miles) away from Mochumi. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Mancora, approximately 187.6km (116.5miles) away from Mochumi.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Mochumi?

The sea temperature around Mochumi is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (71°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during early fall, water temperatures reach lows of roughly 16°C (61°F). During these months, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing near Mochumi?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F) during August, September, and October. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during spring when water temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (62-71°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Mochumi: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Mochumi...

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