Bronte Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(New South Wales – Sydney South, Australia)
Today's Bronte Beach sea temperature is 22.6 °C.
Statistics for 24 May (1981–2005)
– mean: 20.1 °C,
range: 19.0 °C
to 21.9 °C
The Bronte Beach water temperature is warm (22 °C) and the air temperature not too different (windchill forecast 16 °C). A good quality summer wetsuit would be ideal though a shorty will suffice.
Map of current Australia
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current Australia
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies
(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)
(click thumbnails to expand)
Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Bronte 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.
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.
Bronte Beach sea temperatures peak in the range 22 to 25°C (72 to 77°F) on around the 29th of January and are at their coldest on about the 21st of August, in the range 16 to 19°C (61 to 66°F). Bronte Beach sea temperatures are always warm reach their maximum in late January. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The coldest seasonal sea temperatures at Bronte Beach in mid to late August 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 Bronte 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 Bronte Beach. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has stated that a magnitude 8.2 Earthquake beneath the Sea of Okhosk did not generate a destructive Tsunami. However, we suggest that local interests also listen for statements from the Japan Meteorological Agency, located much closer to the source.