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Golden Bay water temperature
Golden Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 4.2

Overall: 3.0

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Golden Bay Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Perth City Coast, Australia)

Today's Golden Bay sea temperature is 19.2 °C.

Statistics for 15 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 19.3 °C, range: 17.3 °C to 21.1 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 25 °C once we account for air movement. In contrast the sea remains relatively cold (19 °C). Surfers should wear a spring or summer wetsuit though no doubt some would wear less neoprene on such a warm day, no matter what temperature the sea is.

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 Golden 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.

Golden Bay 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.

Golden Bay sea temperatures peak in the range 21 to 23°C (70 to 73°F) on around the 1st of March and are at their minimum on about the 9th of September, in the range 17 to 20°C (63 to 68°F). Golden Bay sea temperatures are always warm reach their highest at the beginning of March. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The minimum Golden Bay sea temperatures in early to mid September require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

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