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Eaglehawk Neck Reef Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(East Coast of Tasmania, Australia)

Today's Eaglehawk Neck Reef sea temperature is 17.5 °C.

Statistics for 28 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 15.3 °C, range: 13.4 °C to 17.0 °C

The Eaglehawk Neck Reef water temperature is reasonably warm (17 °C) but the air temperature will feel a few degrees cooler (14 °C). A good quality spring wetsuit would be ideal.

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)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Eaglehawk Neck Reef. 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.

Eaglehawk Neck Reef Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Eaglehawk Neck Reef sea temperatures peak in the range 14 to 18°C (57 to 64°F) on around the 5th of March and are at their lowest on about the 8th of August, in the range 11 to 13°C (52 to 55°F). The maximum seasonal sea temperatures at Eaglehawk Neck Reef at the beginning of March lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. At its lowest in early to mid August, low sea temperatures at Eaglehawk Neck Reef are suited to a 5/4mm or 5/3mm good quality wetsuit with neoprene gloves and 3mm boots. You will need a hood if it's windy or the air is cold.

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