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Avoca Point water temperature
Avoca Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 2.9

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Avoca Point Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Newcastle, Australia)

Today's Avoca Point sea temperature is 21.7 °C.

Statistics for 22 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 23.4 °C, range: 21.4 °C to 25.7 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 23 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (21 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

Australia Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Australia
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Australia Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Australia
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Avoca Point. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Avoca Point Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Avoca Point water temperatures peak in the range 22 to 25°C (72 to 77°F) on around the 29th of January and are at their lowest on about the 17th of July, in the range 16 to 20°C (61 to 68°F). Avoca Point water temperatures are always warm reach their warmest in late January. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The lowest Avoca Point water temperatures in the middle of July require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Avoca Point can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Avoca Point. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.