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Ballina South Wall water temperature
Ballina South Wall ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.5

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Ballina South Wall Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North Coast – New South Wales, Australia)

Today's Ballina South Wall sea temperature is 19.7 °C.

Statistics for 22 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 20.7 °C, range: 19.7 °C to 21.5 °C

The water temperature (19 °C) at Ballina South Wall is relatively warm. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a summer wetsuit. Effective air temperature of 17 °C.

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Ballina South Wall. 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.

Ballina South Wall 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.

Ballina South Wall sea temperatures peak in the range 25 to 27°C (77 to 81°F) on around the 6th of February and are at their coldest on about the 6th of August, in the range 20 to 22°C (68 to 72°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Ballina South Wall climb to their warmest in the first week of February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Ballina South Wall sea temperatures are coldest in the first week of August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Ballina South Wall 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 Ballina South Wall. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.