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Fraser Island - Indian Head water temperature
Fraser Island - Indian Head ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.2

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Fraser Island – Indian Head Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Queensland North Coast, Australia)

Today's Fraser Island - Indian Head sea temperature is 21.8 °C.

Statistics for 17 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 21.6 °C, range: 20.7 °C to 22.4 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 20 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (21 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Fraser Island - Indian Head. 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.

Fraser Island - Indian Head 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.

Fraser Island - Indian Head sea temperatures peak in the range 26 to 28°C (79 to 82°F) on around the 5th of February and are at their lowest on about the 28th of July, in the range 20 to 23°C (68 to 73°F). Year round warm sea temperatures at Fraser Island - Indian Head climb to their maximum at the beginning of February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Fraser Island - Indian Head sea temperatures are lowest in the fourth week of July. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Fraser Island - Indian Head 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 Fraser Island - Indian Head. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

 

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.