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Rosie's Bay Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Vancouver Island, Canada)

Today's Rosie's Bay sea temperature is 11.0 °C.

Statistics for 08 May (1981–2005) – mean: 10.8 °C, range: 9.2 °C to 12.3 °C

The water temperature (11 °C) at Rosie's Bay is fairly cold. Surfers will need a quality steamer wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots because it will be cloudy with an effective air temperature of (5 °C).

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Rosie's 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.

Rosie's Bay 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.

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