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Druridge Bay water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.6

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Druridge Bay Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(North East England, UK)

Today's Druridge Bay sea temperature is 7.5 °C.

Statistics for 23 Apr (1981–2005) – mean: 7.5 °C, range: 6.1 °C to 8.4 °C

The water temperature (7 °C) at Druridge Bay is very cold. Despite the sun, surfers will need to wear a good steamer wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. Relatively mild air temperatures and a windchill factor of (10 °C).

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Druridge Bay. 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.

Druridge Bay 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.

Druridge Bay sea temperatures peak in the range 13 to 17°C (55 to 63°F) on around the 13th of August and are at their minimum on about the 25th of February, in the range 4 to 8°C (39 to 46°F). The maximum seasonal sea temperatures at Druridge Bay in the third week of August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The minimum sea temperatures at Druridge Bay mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here in late February.

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