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Nambucca Heads water temperature
Nambucca Heads ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 5.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Nambucca Heads Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Port Macquarie, Australia)

Today's Nambucca Heads sea temperature is 20.1 °C.

Statistics for 15 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 20.0 °C, range: 19.0 °C to 21.1 °C

The water temperature (20 °C) at Nambucca Heads is warm and the air temperature should feel similar (windchill forecast 16 °C). If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a shorty or a summer wetsuit.

Australia Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Australia
Surface Water Temperatures
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Australia Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Australia
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Nambucca Heads. 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.

Nambucca Heads 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.

Nambucca Heads sea water temperatures peak in the range 24 to 27°C (75 to 81°F) on around the 6th of February and are at their lowest on about the 15th of August, in the range 19 to 20°C (66 to 68°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Nambucca Heads climb to their maximum in the first week of February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. The lowest Nambucca Heads sea water temperatures in mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit.

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