Crescent Head Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Port Macquarie, Australia)
- Weather State
- Spot Info
Today's Crescent Head sea temperature is 24.8 °C.
Statistics for 27 May (1981–2005)
– mean: 21.4 °C,
range: 20.3 °C
to 23.2 °C
Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 20 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (24 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.
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)
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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Crescent Head. 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.
Crescent Head sea water temperatures peak in the range 23 to 26°C (73 to 79°F) on around the 5th of February and are at their coldest on about the 16th of August, in the range 18 to 20°C (64 to 68°F). Crescent Head sea water temperatures are always warm reach their highest at the beginning of February. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The coldest Crescent Head sea water temperatures in the middle of August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Crescent Head 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 Crescent Head. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.
Do you have old images of surf? Simply upload them to the photo gallery and we will search our vast archive of forecasts and display the open water swell sizes, directions and periods, as well as wind and tide at the time of the image. It's a really useful way of knowing what to look for in the forecast tables.