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

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

Taltal is a coastal city in Chile. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 10018 people. The water temperature around Taltal changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 14°C (57.1°F) in July up to 19.9°C (67.9°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Taltal 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 Taltal?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Taltal is approximately:
15°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots close to Taltal?

Not too many surf spots are located close to Taltal. A spot that might be worth checking out is Barrancon, which is almost 248.5km (154.4miles) away from Taltal. Click here to check out more information on Barrancon and its water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Totoralillo, which is 326.6km (202.9miles) away from Taltal. Another fun surfspot is Totoralillo, located ca 326.6km (202.9miles) from Taltal.

Are there beaches close to Taltal?

No, not too many beaches are located near to Taltal. A beach, which is not too far away, is Arica, which is 479km (297.5miles) away from Taltal. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Santa María del Mar, which is ca 992.9km (616.7miles) away from Taltal.

What wetsuit is recommended for Taltal?

The water temperature around Taltal is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Taltal. Nevertheless, during June, July, and August, temperatures drop down to roughly 14°C (57°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Taltal?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during winter when temperatures range from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Taltal: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Taltal...

Do you know what the the city Galapa in Colombia, the city Vilanova de Bellpuig in Spain, and Cortes Canyon have in common with Taltal? Click on the links to find out...