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Jailbreak water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Jailbreak Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Sandaun, Papua New Guinea)

Today's Jailbreak sea temperature is 29.6 °C.

Statistics for 13 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 29.2 °C, range: 28.5 °C to 30.2 °C

A hot and sunny day, feeling like 30 °C even after we account for wind, and very warm water temperature (29 °C) too at Jailbreak. Surfers may need a thin summer wetsuit or at least a rash vest to block the UV.

Papua New Guinea Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Papua New Guinea
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Papua New Guinea Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Papua New Guinea
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

(click thumbnails to expand)

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

Jailbreak 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.

Jailbreak sea water temperatures peak in the range 29 to 30°C (84 to 86°F) on around the 13th of November and are at their coldest on about the 20th of July, in the range 28 to 30°C (82 to 86°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Jailbreak mean that a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year

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