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Warriewood water temperature
Warriewood ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 5.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.2

Overall: 3.2

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Warriewood Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Sydney North Coast, Australia)

Today's Warriewood sea temperature is 23.7 °C.

Statistics for 26 Feb (1981–2005) – mean: 23.4 °C, range: 21.5 °C to 25.1 °C

Warm in and out of the water temperature at Warriewood today, but forecast to be overcast. With sea temperatures of 23 °C and a wind chill of 20 °C, most surfers will choose a shorty or a summer suit or just board shorts.

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 Warriewood. 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.

Warriewood 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.

Warriewood water temperatures peak in the range 22 to 25°C (72 to 77°F) on around the 5th of February and are at their coldest on about the 18th of July, in the range 16 to 20°C (61 to 68°F). Warriewood water temperatures are always warm reach their highest at the beginning of February. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The coldest seasonal water temperatures at Warriewood in the third week of July lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.

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