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The Wedge Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Sydney North Coast, Australia)

Today's The Wedge sea temperature is 22.0 °C.

Statistics for 29 May (1981–2005) – mean: 19.9 °C, range: 18.0 °C to 22.0 °C

The water temperature (22 °C) at The Wedge is warm and the air temperature should feel similar (windchill forecast 15 °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
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 The Wedge. 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.

The Wedge 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.

The Wedge sea temperatures peak in the range 22 to 25°C (72 to 77°F) on around the 29th of January and are at their minimum on about the 21st of August, in the range 17 to 19°C (63 to 66°F). The Wedge sea temperatures are always warm reach their warmest in late January. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The minimum seasonal sea temperatures at The Wedge in mid to late August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.

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