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Walkerville water temperature
Walkerville ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 1.5
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 1.9

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Walkerville Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(East Coast of Victoria, Australia)

Today's Walkerville sea temperature is 12.4 °C.

Statistics for 17 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 12.5 °C, range: 12.0 °C to 13.2 °C

The water temperature (12 °C) at Walkerville is fairly cold. Surfers will need a quality steamer wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots because it will be cloudy with an effective air temperature of (7 °C).

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Surface Water Temperatures
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Australia Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Australia
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

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at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Walkerville. 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.

Walkerville 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.

Walkerville sea temperatures peak in the range 17 to 20°C (63 to 68°F) on around the 28th of February and are at their coldest on about the 8th of August, in the range 12 to 13°C (54 to 55°F). The warmest Walkerville sea temperatures in the fourth week of February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The coldest sea temperatures at Walkerville in early to mid 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 Walkerville 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 Walkerville. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.