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Woolamai water temperature
Woolamai ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 3.4

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Woolamai Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Phillip Island, Australia)

Today's Woolamai sea temperature is 17.0 °C.

Statistics for 18 Apr (1981–2005) – mean: 16.5 °C, range: 14.3 °C to 18.3 °C

The water temperature (17 °C) at Woolamai is relatively warm. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a summer wetsuit. Effective air temperature of 13 °C.

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Woolamai. 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.

Woolamai 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.

Woolamai sea temperatures peak in the range 17 to 19°C (63 to 66°F) on around the 16th of February and are at their minimum on about the 16th of August, in the range 12 to 13°C (54 to 55°F). The maximum Woolamai sea temperatures in the middle of February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The minimum sea temperatures at Woolamai in the middle 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 Woolamai 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 Woolamai. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.