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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Santiago, Chile

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

Santiago is a coastal city in Chile. It is a quite huge city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 4837295 people. The water temperature around Santiago is almost constant throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 12.1°C (53.8°F) in August up to 15°C (59°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (56°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Santiago 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 Santiago?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters near Santiago is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Santiago. The closest decent spot is Las Cruces, which is roughly 56.3km (36.1miles) away from Santiago. Click here for directions and for more information on Las Cruces and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Santiago are Santo Domingo, which is 58.1km (36.1miles) away, and Chepica, located roughly 58.3km (36.2miles) from Santiago.

Are there beaches in proximity to Santiago?

Not many beaches are located close to Santiago. The closest decent beach is Las Grutas, which is 585.4km (363.6miles) away from Santiago. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Puerto Madryn, which is 703.8km (437.1miles) away from Santiago.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Santiago?

The average sea temperature around Santiago is definitely cold, around 13°C (56°F), with very little variations throughout the year. This is why a 3/4mm wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Santiago. Nevertheless, it can get more chilly in the mornings and in the evenings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to bring boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are July, August, and September. It might be ok to use a 2/3mm wetsuit during relatively warm days in the fall, especially in the months of February, March, and April.

How is the diving and fishing near Santiago?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions are very similar year round. The waters are always cold, reaching temperatures between 10 and 15°C (50-59°F). The following fish like to swim in waters of this temperature range: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Santiago: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Santiago...

Do you know what the the city Dhokimion in Greece, the city Agios Pavlos in Greece, and Nehalem Bank have in common with Santiago? Click on the links to find out...