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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Punta Sal, Peru

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Punta Sal...

Punta Sal is a surf spot in Peru. The water temperature around Punta Sal changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 20.1°C (68.1°F) in July up to 25°C (77.1°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (73°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Punta Sal 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 Punta Sal?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Punta Sal is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots near Punta Sal?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Punta Sal. The nearest one is Mancora, which is just 10.3km (6.4miles) away from Punta Sal. Click here for more information on Mancora and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Punta Sal is Organos, which is ca 17.6km (10.9miles) away.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are some beaches close to Punta Sal. The nearest one is Mancora, which is 9.7km (6miles) away from Punta Sal. Another beach near Punta Sal is Contralmirante Villar, which is 18.1km (11.2miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Punta Sal?

The average water temperature at Punta Sal is very warm, around 23°C (73°F), with only little variations during the year. This is why a wetsuit is most of the time not required for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Punta Sal, especially during the day and not windy conditions. However, it can get a little bit chilly early mornings and during windy days. You might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit, jumpsuit or at least a rashguard to be prepared. The coldest months are June, July, and August. You should be fine without a wetsuit in the summer, especially during January, February, and March. However, it is recommended to carry sun protection, as the sun radiation at Punta Sal can be very intense year round.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Punta Sal?

Diving and fishing conditions stay very constant year round. The waters at Punta Sal are always very warm, reaching temperatures between 20 and 25°C (68-77°F). The following fish can often times be found in waters with these temperatures: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Punta Sal: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Punta Sal...

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