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

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

Sechura is a coastal city in Peru. It is a comparatively little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 23020 people. The water temperature around Sechura has slight variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 16.2°C (61.2°F) in September up to 21.8°C (71.3°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (66°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Sechura 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 Sechura?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters near Sechura is about:
18°C (65°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Sechura. A spot, which is not too far away, is Nonura, which is about 27.8km (23.6miles) away from Sechura. Click here for directions and for more information on Nonura and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Sechura are Yacila, which is 38km (23.6miles) away, and Balconies, located ca 70.6km (43.8miles) from Sechura.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are in close proximity to Sechura. The next good one is Mancora, which is 101.7km (63.1miles) away from Sechura. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Contralmirante Villar, ca 112.2km (69.7miles) away from Sechura.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Sechura?

The water temperature around Sechura is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during early fall, temperatures reach lows of nearly 16°C (61°F). During this time, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Sechura?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F) during August, September, and October. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during spring when sea temperatures range from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Sechura: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Sechura...

Do you know what the the city Kiukasen in Indonesia, the city Santa Lucia di Piave in Italy, and the city Saponara Marittima in Italy have in common with Sechura? Click on the links to find out...