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Dunedin - Bobs Beach water temperature
Dunedin - Bobs Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.7

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Dunedin – Bobs Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Otago, New Zealand)

Today's Dunedin - Bobs Beach sea temperature is 11.2 °C.

Statistics for 24 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 9.7 °C, range: 8.0 °C to 11.3 °C

Don't be misled by the forecast of warm air temperatures at Dunedin - Bobs Beach because the water temperature at Dunedin - Bobs Beach is much colder (11 °C) than the air (24 °C) today. Surfers will need a decent quality spring wetsuit, gloves and boots and a hood if you expect to be duck-diving a lot. Feeling much more pleasant out of the water than in the sea today.

New Zealand Sea Water Temperature

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

Map of current New Zealand
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 Dunedin - Bobs Beach. 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.

Dunedin - Bobs Beach 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.

Dunedin - Bobs Beach sea temperatures peak in the range 12 to 14°C (54 to 57°F) on around the 8th of February and are at their coldest on about the 2nd of August, in the range 8 to 10°C (46 to 50°F). The maximum sea temperatures at Dunedin - Bobs Beach in early to mid February 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. The coldest sea temperatures at Dunedin - Bobs Beach mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here in early August.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Dunedin - Bobs Beach 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 Dunedin - Bobs Beach. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.