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North Moana Beach Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Adelaide, Australia)

Today's North Moana Beach sea temperature is 14.3 °C.

Statistics for 03 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 15.5 °C, range: 14.3 °C to 16.6 °C

The water temperature (14 °C) at North Moana Beach is quite cool. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good sealed spring wetsuit. Some surfers would prefer to wear gloves and boots too. Effective windchill factor of (12 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

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 North Moana Beach. 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.

North Moana Beach 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.

North Moana Beach sea temperatures peak in the range 18 to 21°C (64 to 70°F) on around the 1st of March and are at their lowest on about the 2nd of September, in the range 13 to 15°C (55 to 59°F). The maximum North Moana Beach sea temperatures at the beginning of March require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The lowest sea temperatures at North Moana Beach in early 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 North Moana Beach 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 North Moana Beach. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.