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Rest Bay water temperature
Rest Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.9
Consistency of Surf: 3.6
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.6
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.6

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Rest Bay Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Wales – South East, UK)

Today's Rest Bay sea temperature is 19.0 °C.

Statistics for 15 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 16.4 °C, range: 14.6 °C to 17.7 °C

The water temperature (19 °C) at Rest Bay is relatively warm. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a summer wetsuit. Effective air temperature of 18 °C.

United Kingdom Sea Water Temperature

Map of current United Kingdom
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
United Kingdom Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current United Kingdom
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 Rest Bay. 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.

Rest Bay 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.

Rest Bay water temperatures peak in the range 15 to 18°C (59 to 64°F) on around the 13th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 8 to 9°C (46 to 48°F). The maximum seasonal water temperatures at Rest Bay in the third week of August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The coldest water temperatures at Rest Bay mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here at the beginning of March.

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