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Old Woman Island - North Side water temperature
Old Woman Island - North Side ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.5

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Old Woman Island – North Side Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Sunshine Coast, Australia)

Today's Old Woman Island - North Side sea temperature is 20.9 °C.

Statistics for 20 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 21.0 °C, range: 19.7 °C to 22.3 °C

The water temperature (20 °C) at Old Woman Island - North Side 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.

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Old Woman Island - North Side. 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.

Old Woman Island - North Side Water Temperature Graph

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Old Woman Island - North Side sea water temperatures peak in the range 26 to 28°C (79 to 82°F) on around the 7th of February and are at their lowest on about the 26th of July, in the range 20 to 22°C (68 to 72°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Old Woman Island - North Side climb to their highest in the first part of February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Old Woman Island - North Side sea water temperatures are lowest in the fourth week of July. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Old Woman Island - North Side 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 Old Woman Island - North Side. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.