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Swansea Point Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(East Coast of Tasmania, Australia)

Today's Swansea Point sea temperature is 14.8 °C.

Statistics for 26 May (1981–2005) – mean: 14.0 °C, range: 12.8 °C to 15.5 °C

The water temperature (14 °C) at Swansea Point is quite cool. If the sun shines as we have forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good spring wetsuit. Effective windchill factor of (17 °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 Swansea Point. 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.

Swansea Point 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.

Swansea Point sea water temperatures peak in the range 15 to 18°C (59 to 64°F) on around the 12th of February and are at their lowest on about the 7th of August, in the range 11 to 13°C (52 to 55°F). The maximum seasonal sea water temperatures at Swansea Point in the second week of February lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The lowest sea water temperatures at Swansea Point in the first part of August 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 Swansea Point 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 Swansea Point. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.