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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Playa Grande, Peru

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Playa Grande...

Playa Grande is a surf spot in Peru. The water temperature around Playa Grande varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 15.8°C (60.4°F) in June up to 25.1°C (77.1°F) in the month of January, 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 winter, since Playa Grande 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 Playa Grande?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Playa Grande is approximately:
25°C (77°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Playa Grande. A spot, which is not too far away, is Bermejo, which is 59.1km (36.7miles) away from Playa Grande. Click here to check out more information on Bermejo and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Playa Grande is Centinela, which is 98.2km (61miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are near to Playa Grande. The next good beach is Huanchaco, which is 130.1km (80.8miles) away from Playa Grande. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Ancón, which is ca 154.2km (95.8miles) away from Playa Grande.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Playa Grande?

The water temperature at Playa Grande is very warm, reaching up to 25°C (77°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a rashguard or light top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during early summer, temperatures drop down to nearly 16°C (60°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 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 Playa Grande?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (60-69°F) during May, June, and Jul. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during December, January, and February when temperatures range from 20 to 25°C (68-77°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Playa Grande: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Playa Grande...

Do you know what the the city Salay in the Philippines, the city Bellmawr in the United States, and the city Myrina in the Greece have in common with Playa Grande? Click on the links to find out...