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Carpenters Rocks water temperature
Carpenters Rocks ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Carpenters Rocks Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(South Australia – East Coast)

Today's Carpenters Rocks sea temperature is 16.2 °C.

Statistics for 21 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 14.9 °C, range: 13.7 °C to 16.1 °C

A big contrast between hot air temperatures and cool water temperature at Carpenters Rocks. Most surfers will need a thin summer wetsuit, or a shorty if you are used to cool 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)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Carpenters Rocks. 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.

Carpenters Rocks 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.

Carpenters Rocks sea water temperatures peak in the range 16 to 19°C (61 to 66°F) on around the 16th of February and are at their minimum on about the 12th of September, in the range 13 to 15°C (55 to 59°F). The warmest seasonal sea water temperatures at Carpenters Rocks in the middle of February lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The minimum sea water temperatures at Carpenters Rocks in the second week of September 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.

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