uk es it fr pt nl
Burleigh Heads water temperature
Burleigh Heads ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.3
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.8
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 4.0

See all 18 ratings

Based on 6 votes. Vote


Surf Report Feed

Burleigh Heads Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Gold Coast, Australia)

Today's Burleigh Heads sea temperature is 21.2 °C.

Statistics for 20 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 22.2 °C, range: 20.9 °C to 23.1 °C

Very warm air temperatures and warm water(21 °C) too at Burleigh Heads, warm enough for wearing board shorts and a rash vest in the surf. Cloudy, but feeling very pleasant in and out of the water.

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)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Burleigh Heads. 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.

Burleigh Heads 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.

Burleigh Heads sea water temperatures peak in the range 26 to 28°C (79 to 82°F) on around the 5th of February and are at their minimum on about the 16th of August, in the range 19 to 22°C (66 to 72°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Burleigh Heads climb to their highest at the beginning of February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Burleigh Heads sea water temperatures are minimum in the middle of August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up.

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