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Ocean Beach water temperature
Ocean Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.7
Consistency of Surf: 4.3
Difficulty Level: 2.7
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 4.2

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Ocean Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Far South of Western Australia)

Today's Ocean Beach sea temperature is 16.9 °C.

Statistics for 23 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 15.9 °C, range: 14.8 °C to 16.7 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feels like 22 °C) at Ocean Beach, yet the sea remains several degrees colder than the air. Most 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 Ocean Beach. 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.

Ocean Beach 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.

Ocean Beach water temperatures peak in the range 19 to 20°C (66 to 68°F) on around the 1st of March and are at their minimum on about the 10th of September, in the range 15 to 17°C (59 to 63°F). The warmest Ocean Beach water temperatures at the beginning of March require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The minimum seasonal water temperatures at Ocean Beach in early to mid September lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.

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