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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Playas, Ecuador

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

Playas is a surf spot in Ecuador. The water temperature around Playas varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 21.9°C (71.5°F) in September up to 27.6°C (81.7°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 24°C (76°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Playas 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 Playas?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Playas is approximately:
22°C (71°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Playas. The closest one is Chabela, which is just 0.2km (0.1miles) away from Playas. Click here to check out more information on Chabela and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Playas is Pelado, which is approximately 0.5km (0.3miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches close to Playas. The closest decent beach is Playas, which is 0.8km (0.5miles) away from Playas. Another fun beach near Playas is Punta Carnero, which is 42.9km (26.7miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Playas?

The water temperature at Playas is very warm, reaching up to 28°C (82°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a rashguard or light wetsuit top might be required for sensitive people, but most will be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Playas. Nevertheless, during early fall, water temperatures come down to nearly 22°C (71°F). During this time, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Playas?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 22 to 27°C (71-80°F) during fall. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during January, February, and March when sea temperatures range from 23 to 28°C (73-82°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Playas: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Playas...

Do you know what the the city Bornova in Turkey, the city Natal in Brazil, and the city Kleppe in Norway have in common with Playas? Click on the links to find out...