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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Tongo Reef, Ecuador

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Tongo Reef...

Tongo Reef is a surf spot in Ecuador. The water temperature around Tongo Reef has average variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 18.3°C (65°F) in November up to 26.9°C (80.3°F) in the month of March, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (74°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Tongo Reef 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 Tongo Reef?

The current water temperature in the month of October at Tongo Reef is approximately:
24°C (75°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Tongo Reef. The closest one is Carola, which is 1.6km (1miles) away from Tongo Reef. Click here for directions and for more information on Carola and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Tongo Reef is La Loberia, which is 1.7km (1miles) away.

Are there nice beaches close to Tongo Reef?

No, there are not too many beaches near to Tongo Reef. One beach, which is not too far away, is San Cristóbal Island, which is only 13.5km (8.4miles) away from Tongo Reef. Another beautiful beach near Tongo Reef is Santa Fé Barrington Island, ca 30.9km (19.2miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Tongo Reef?

The water temperature at Tongo Reef is very warm, reaching up to 27°C (80°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a rashguard or thin top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most people will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late fall, water temperatures drop down to 18°C (65°F). During these months, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people 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 close to Tongo Reef?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 18 to 23°C (65-74°F) during October, November, and December. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during February, March, and April when temperatures reach 22 to 27°C (71-80°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Tongo Reef: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Tongo Reef...

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