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Express Point water temperature
Express Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 4.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.3
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.6

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Express Point Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Phillip Island, Australia)

Today's Express Point sea temperature is 16.0 °C.

Statistics for 20 May (1981–2005) – mean: 15.3 °C, range: 13.7 °C to 16.4 °C

The Express Point water temperature is rather cool (16 °C) and the air temperature will feel about the same. A good quality spring wetsuit with optional neoprene boots should suffice. No need for wetsuit gloves.

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 Express Point. 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.

Express Point 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.

Express Point sea water temperatures peak in the range 17 to 20°C (63 to 68°F) on around the 27th of February and are at their minimum on about the 16th of August, in the range 12 to 13°C (54 to 55°F). The maximum Express Point sea water temperatures in the last days of February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The minimum sea water temperatures at Express Point in the middle of August 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 Express Point 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 Express Point. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.