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Johanna water temperature
Johanna ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Crowds: 3.5
Accommodation: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Johanna Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Far West of Victoria, Australia)

Today's Johanna sea temperature is 17.5 °C.

Statistics for 18 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 15.6 °C, range: 14.3 °C to 17.2 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 24 °C once we account for wind), yet at 17 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Johanna. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

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 Johanna. 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.

Johanna 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.

Johanna sea temperatures peak in the range 16 to 19°C (61 to 66°F) on around the 27th of February and are at their minimum on about the 12th of September, in the range 12 to 15°C (54 to 59°F). The warmest seasonal sea temperatures at Johanna in the last days of February lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The minimum sea temperatures at Johanna in the second week of September 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 Johanna 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 Johanna. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.