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Kennet Rivermouth/Point water temperature
Kennet Rivermouth/Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.4
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.8
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.7

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Kennet Rivermouth/Point Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Cape Otway, Australia)

Today's Kennet Rivermouth/Point sea temperature is 15.2 °C.

Statistics for 19 Jun (1981–2005) – mean: 14.3 °C, range: 13.6 °C to 15.0 °C

The water temperature (15 °C) at Kennet Rivermouth/Point is fairly cool. Despite the sun, a windchill factor of (8 °C) means that surfers will need a good quality spring wetsuit, a neoprene hood. Some surfers would wear gloves and boots.

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 Kennet Rivermouth/Point. 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.

Kennet Rivermouth/Point Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Kennet Rivermouth/Point sea water temperatures peak in the range 16 to 18°C (61 to 64°F) on around the 16th of February and are at their lowest on about the 11th of September, in the range 12 to 14°C (54 to 57°F). The maximum seasonal sea water temperatures at Kennet Rivermouth/Point in the middle of February lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The lowest sea water temperatures at Kennet Rivermouth/Point 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 Kennet Rivermouth/Point 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 Kennet Rivermouth/Point. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.