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Cabarita water temperature
Cabarita ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.8

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Cabarita Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North Coast – New South Wales, Australia)

Today's Cabarita sea temperature is 22.5 °C.

Statistics for 23 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 22.2 °C, range: 21.4 °C to 23.1 °C

Warm in and out of the water temperature at Cabarita today, but forecast to be overcast. With sea temperatures of 22 °C and a wind chill of 20 °C, most surfers will choose a shorty or a summer suit or just board shorts.

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 Cabarita. 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.

Cabarita 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.

Cabarita sea water temperatures peak in the range 25 to 28°C (77 to 82°F) on around the 5th of February and are at their lowest on about the 16th of August, in the range 19 to 22°C (66 to 72°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Cabarita climb to their maximum at the beginning of February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Cabarita sea water temperatures are lowest 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 Cabarita 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 Cabarita. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.