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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Box Head, Australia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Box Head...

Box Head is a surf spot in Australia. The water temperature around Box Head varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 17.7°C (63.8°F) in September up to 23.2°C (73.7°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (69°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Box Head is located in the southern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Box Head?

The current water temperature in the month of October at Box Head is ca:
19°C (66°F)

Are there any other surf spots in close proximity to Box Head?

Yes, there are other surf spots close to Box Head. The nearest one is Killcare, which is only 1.5km (0.9miles) away from Box Head. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Killcare and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Box Head is Umina Point, which is ca 1.8km (1.1miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are in close proximity to Box Head. A beach, which is not too far away, is Oreti Beach, which is more than 1200.2km (745.5miles) away from Box Head. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Golden Bay, ca 1228.5km (763miles) away from Box Head.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Box Head?

The sea temperature at Box Head is warm, reaching up to 23°C (74°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 1mm top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine without a rashguard or thin top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Box Head. However, during August, September, and October, water temperatures drop down to approximately 18°C (64°F). In this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to Box Head?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 18 to 23°C (64-73°F) during fall. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during winter when water temperatures range from 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Box Head: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Box Head...

Do you know what the the city Warren in the United States, the island Pulau Carey in the Malaysia, and the city Sebegen in the Indonesia have in common with Box Head? Click on the links to find out...