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Quality on a good day: 2.4
Consistency of Surf: 2.4
Difficulty Level: 2.8
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 1.8

Overall: 2.4

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Dunes Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North West WA, Australia)

Today's Dunes sea temperature is 27.2 °C.

Statistics for 25 May (1981–2005) – mean: 26.1 °C, range: 24.6 °C to 27.4 °C

Very warm in and out of the water temperature at Dunes today, but forecast to be overcast. With sea temperatures of 27 °C and a wind chill of 24 °C, most surfers will choose a shorty, boardshorts or a summer suit.

Australia Sea Water Temperature

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Surface Water Temperatures
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Australia Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Australia
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

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at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Dunes. 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.

Dunes Water Temperature Graph

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Dunes water temperatures peak in the range 26 to 30°C (79 to 86°F) on around the 17th of March and are at their lowest on about the 8th of September, in the range 22 to 23°C (72 to 73°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Dunes climb to their maximum in the middle of March. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Dunes water temperatures are always warm but dip to their lowest in early to mid September. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy.

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