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D'Estrees Bay water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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D'Estrees Bay Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Kangaroo Island, Australia)

Today's D'Estrees Bay sea temperature is 19.8 °C.

Statistics for 16 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 16.7 °C, range: 15.3 °C to 18.6 °C

The water temperature (19 °C) at D'Estrees Bay is relatively warm. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a summer wetsuit. Effective air temperature of 16 °C.

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 D'Estrees Bay. 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.

D'Estrees Bay Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

D'Estrees Bay sea temperatures peak in the range 18 to 20°C (64 to 68°F) on around the 1st of March and are at their coldest on about the 12th of September, in the range 14 to 15°C (57 to 59°F). The highest D'Estrees Bay sea temperatures at the beginning of March require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The coldest sea temperatures at D'Estrees Bay 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 D'Estrees Bay 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 D'Estrees Bay. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.