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Golf Course Reef water temperature
Golf Course Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.4
Consistency of Surf: 1.6
Difficulty Level: 2.1
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.1

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Golf Course Reef Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(South Coast – New South Wales, Australia)

Today's Golf Course Reef sea temperature is 20.0 °C.

Statistics for 16 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 18.6 °C, range: 16.3 °C to 20.2 °C

The water temperature (20 °C) at Golf Course Reef is warm and the air temperature should feel similar (windchill forecast 18 °C). If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a shorty or a summer wetsuit.

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Golf Course Reef. 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.

Golf Course Reef 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.

Golf Course Reef sea temperatures peak in the range 21 to 24°C (70 to 75°F) on around the 29th of January and are at their minimum on about the 16th of August, in the range 15 to 18°C (59 to 64°F). Golf Course Reef sea temperatures are always warm reach their maximum in late January. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The minimum seasonal sea temperatures at Golf Course Reef in the middle of August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.

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