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

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

Pampacolca is a coastal city in Peru. The water temperature around Pampacolca has moderate variability year round. The temperature ranges from 14.6°C (58.3°F) in August up to 21.2°C (70.2°F) in the month of January, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Pampacolca 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 Pampacolca?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Pampacolca is ca:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Pampacolca?

There are not many surf spots close to Pampacolca. A good spot nearby is Playuela, which is just 68.7km (44miles) away from Pampacolca. Click here for directions and for more information on Playuela and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Pampacolca are San Maloy, which is ca 70.8km (44miles) away, and Mejia, located roughly 105.6km (65.6miles) from Pampacolca.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are located in proximity to Pampacolca. One that might be worth checking out is Arica, which is more than 241.8km (150.2miles) away from Pampacolca. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Santa María del Mar, which is roughly 363.1km (225.5miles) away from Pampacolca.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Pampacolca?

The sea temperature around Pampacolca is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some people 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, sea temperatures cool down to nearly 15°C (58°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Pampacolca?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during winter when temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Pampacolca: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Pampacolca...

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