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

Overall: 3.7

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Bird Rock Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Torquay, Australia)

Today's Bird Rock sea temperature is 13.8 °C.

Statistics for 18 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 13.5 °C, range: 12.3 °C to 14.4 °C

The water temperature (13 °C) at Bird Rock is quite cool. You will need a quality spring wetsuit, and maybe neoprene hood because it will be cloudy with an effective air temperature of just (8 °C). Gloves are a good idea, neoprene boots optional.

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 Bird Rock. 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.

Bird Rock 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.

Bird Rock water temperatures peak in the range 16 to 19°C (61 to 66°F) on around the 16th of February and are at their lowest on about the 15th of August, in the range 12 to 14°C (54 to 57°F). The highest seasonal water temperatures at Bird Rock in the middle of February lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The lowest water temperatures at Bird Rock in mid August 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 Bird Rock 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 Bird Rock. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.