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

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

Paita is a coastal city in Peru. It is a comparatively average coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 56151 people. The water temperature around Paita varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 16.4°C (61.5°F) in September up to 23.6°C (74.4°F) in the month of March, 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 early spring, since Paita 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 Paita?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters close to Paita is approximately:
21°C (71°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Paita. The closest decent spot is Yacila, which is just 4.7km (20.2miles) away from Paita. Click here to check out more information on Yacila and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Paita are Balconies, which is approximately 32.6km (20.2miles) away, and El Golf, located 36.1km (22.4miles) from Paita.

Are there beautiful beaches in close proximity to Paita?

No, there are not many beaches close to Paita. The closest decent beach is Mancora, which is 68.3km (42.4miles) away from Paita. Another good beach near Paita is Contralmirante Villar, 84.2km (52.3miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Paita?

The water temperature around Paita is warm, reaching up to 24°C (74°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a thin wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine without a rashguard or 1mm wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Paita. However, during August, September, and October, temperatures drop down to nearly 16°C (62°F). During this season, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Paita?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (62-71°F) during fall. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during spring when water temperatures go up to 19 to 24°C (65-74°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Paita: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Paita...

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