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Dunedin - Kuri Bush water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.3

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Dunedin – Kuri Bush Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Otago, New Zealand)

Today's Dunedin - Kuri Bush sea temperature is 12.9 °C.

Statistics for 14 May (1981–2005) – mean: 10.3 °C, range: 8.7 °C to 11.8 °C

The water temperature (12 °C) at Dunedin - Kuri Bush is quite cold. Despite the sun, windchill of 8 °C means that surfers will need plenty of neoprene. Wear a quality winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. A windchill factor of (8 °C).

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Dunedin - Kuri Bush. 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.

Dunedin - Kuri Bush 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.

Dunedin - Kuri Bush sea temperatures peak in the range 12 to 15°C (54 to 59°F) on around the 10th of February and are at their coldest on about the 2nd of August, in the range 8 to 10°C (46 to 50°F). The maximum sea temperatures at Dunedin - Kuri Bush in early to mid February 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. The coldest sea temperatures at Dunedin - Kuri Bush 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 early August.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Dunedin - Kuri Bush 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 Dunedin - Kuri Bush. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.