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Mullaway water temperature
Mullaway ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 3.5

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Mullaway Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North Coast – New South Wales, Australia)

Today's Mullaway sea temperature is 20.5 °C.

Statistics for 16 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 20.3 °C, range: 19.2 °C to 21.2 °C

The water temperature (20 °C) at Mullaway is warm and the air temperature should feel similar (windchill forecast 19 °C). If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a shorty or a summer wetsuit.

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 Mullaway. 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.

Mullaway 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.

Mullaway water temperatures peak in the range 24 to 27°C (75 to 81°F) on around the 6th of February and are at their minimum on about the 6th of August, in the range 19 to 21°C (66 to 70°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Mullaway climb to their warmest in the first week of February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The minimum Mullaway water temperatures in the first week of August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Mullaway 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 Mullaway. 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.