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Blackfellows water temperature
Blackfellows ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.6

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Blackfellows Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Eyre Peninsula, Australia)

Today's Blackfellows sea temperature is 18.5 °C.

Statistics for 20 Mar (1981–2005) – mean: 19.1 °C, range: 18.2 °C to 20.4 °C

The water temperature (18 °C) at Blackfellows 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.

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 Blackfellows. 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.

Blackfellows Water Temperature Graph

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

Blackfellows water temperatures peak in the range 19 to 21°C (66 to 70°F) on around the 1st of March and are at their minimum on about the 1st of September, in the range 15 to 16°C (59 to 61°F). The warmest Blackfellows water temperatures at the beginning of March require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The minimum seasonal water temperatures at Blackfellows at the beginning of September lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.

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