Surfies Point Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(Phillip Island, Australia)
- Weather State
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Today's Surfies Point sea temperature is -0.8 °C.
Statistics for 31 May (1981–2005)
– mean: 14.8 °C,
range: 13.1 °C
to 15.6 °C
The water temperature (0 °C) at Surfies Point is close to freezing. You will need a good quality thick winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots; despite the sunshine. Relatively mild air temperature compared to the water temperature and a windchill factor of (13 °C).
Map of current Australia
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
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 Surfies 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.
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.
Surfies Point sea water temperatures peak in the range 17 to 20°C (63 to 68°F) on around the 27th of February and are at their lowest on about the 16th of August, in the range 12 to 13°C (54 to 55°F). The highest Surfies Point sea water temperatures in the last days of February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The lowest sea water temperatures at Surfies Point in the middle of August 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 Surfies 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 Surfies Point. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.
Do you have old images of surf? Simply upload them to the photo gallery and we will search our vast archive of forecasts and display the open water swell sizes, directions and periods, as well as wind and tide at the time of the image. It's a really useful way of knowing what to look for in the forecast tables.