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

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

Penascal is a surf spot in Peru. The water temperature around Penascal has slight variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 15.8°C (60.5°F) in August up to 21.4°C (70.5°F) in the month of March, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Penascal 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 Penascal?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Penascal is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Penascal. The nearest one is Pena Rosa, which is just 0.1km (0.1miles) away from Penascal. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Pena Rosa and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Penascal is El Huayco, which is ca 0.2km (0.1miles) away.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are more beaches near to Penascal. The closest one is Santa María del Mar, which is only 2.7km (1.7miles) away from Penascal. Another beach near Penascal is Punta Hermosa, which is roughly 4.1km (2.5miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Penascal?

The water temperature at Penascal 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 required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Penascal. However, during July, August, and September, temperatures reach lows of nearly 16°C (60°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Penascal?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (60-69°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during February, March, and April when temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (62-71°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Penascal: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Penascal...

Do you know what the the city Sassinoro in Italy, the city Trequanda in Italy, and the city La Bouexiere in France have in common with Penascal? Click on the links to find out...