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Tallows Beach water temperature
Tallows Beach ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.1

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Tallows Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North Coast – New South Wales, Australia)

Today's Tallows Beach sea temperature is 19.3 °C.

Statistics for 22 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 21.2 °C, range: 19.6 °C to 22.5 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 21 °C once we account for wind), yet at 19 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Tallows Beach. The majority of 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 Tallows 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.

Tallows Beach 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.

Tallows Beach sea water temperatures peak in the range 25 to 27°C (77 to 81°F) on around the 8th of February and are at their lowest on about the 16th of August, in the range 19 to 22°C (66 to 72°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Tallows Beach climb to their highest in early to mid February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Tallows Beach sea water temperatures are lowest in the middle of August. 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 Tallows 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 Tallows Beach. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.