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Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Dredges Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Far West of Victoria, Australia)

Today's Dredges sea temperature is 16.6 °C.

Statistics for 19 Apr (1981–2005) – mean: 15.7 °C, range: 14.2 °C to 16.6 °C

The water temperature (16 °C) at Dredges is quite cool. If the sun shines as we have forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good spring wetsuit. Effective windchill factor of (17 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

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

Dredges 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.

Dredges water temperatures peak in the range 16 to 18°C (61 to 64°F) on around the 16th of February and are at their minimum on about the 11th of September, in the range 13 to 15°C (55 to 59°F). The warmest seasonal water temperatures at Dredges in the middle of February lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The minimum water temperatures at Dredges in the second week of September 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 Dredges 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 Dredges. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.