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Beachport water temperature
Beachport ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.6

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Beachport Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(South Australia – East Coast)

Today's Beachport sea temperature is 17.3 °C.

Statistics for 21 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 15.0 °C, range: 13.9 °C to 16.2 °C

The Beachport water temperature is reasonably warm (17 °C) but the air temperature will feel a few degrees cooler (12 °C). A good quality spring wetsuit would be ideal.

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 Beachport. 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.

Beachport 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.

Beachport water temperatures peak in the range 17 to 18°C (63 to 64°F) on around the 1st of March and are at their lowest on about the 12th of September, in the range 13 to 15°C (55 to 59°F). The warmest seasonal water temperatures at Beachport at the beginning of March lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The lowest water temperatures at Beachport in the second week of September are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days.

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