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Nettley Bay Point water temperature
Nettley Bay Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.7

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Nettley Bay Point Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(West Coast of Tasmania, Australia)

Today's Nettley Bay Point sea temperature is 15.3 °C.

Statistics for 25 Apr (1981–2005) – mean: 14.8 °C, range: 13.2 °C to 16.1 °C

The water temperature (15 °C) at Nettley Bay Point is quite cool. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good sealed spring wetsuit. Some surfers would prefer to wear gloves and boots too. Effective windchill factor of (12 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

Australia Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Australia
Surface Water Temperatures
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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 Nettley Bay 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.

Nettley Bay Point 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.

Nettley Bay Point water temperatures peak in the range 15 to 18°C (59 to 64°F) on around the 27th of February and are at their coldest on about the 2nd of September, in the range 11 to 13°C (52 to 55°F). The highest seasonal water temperatures at Nettley Bay Point in the last days of February lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The coldest water temperatures at Nettley Bay Point in early 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 Nettley Bay 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 Nettley Bay Point. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.