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Dolphin Point water temperature
Dolphin Point ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.5
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.3
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.4

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Dolphin Point Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(South Coast – New South Wales, Australia)

Today's Dolphin Point sea temperature is 20.5 °C.

Statistics for 20 Apr (1981–2005) – mean: 20.7 °C, range: 18.9 °C to 22.5 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 22 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (20 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

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

Dolphin Point 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.

Dolphin Point water temperatures peak in the range 21 to 24°C (70 to 75°F) on around the 5th of February and are at their coldest on about the 21st of August, in the range 15 to 18°C (59 to 64°F). Dolphin Point water temperatures are always warm reach their maximum 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 Dolphin Point in mid to late August 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 Dolphin 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 Dolphin Point. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.