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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Burleigh heads, Australia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Burleigh heads...

Burleigh heads is a surf spot in Australia. The water temperature around Burleigh heads has average variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 20.4°C (68.8°F) in August up to 25.9°C (78.5°F) in the month of March, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (74°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Burleigh heads 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 Burleigh heads?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Burleigh heads is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Burleigh heads. The closest one is Tallebudgera Creekmouth, which is only 0.6km (0.4miles) away from Burleigh heads. Click here to check out more information on Tallebudgera Creekmouth and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Burleigh heads is Miami State High School, which is ca 0.9km (0.5miles) away.

Are there beaches close to Burleigh heads?

No, not too many beaches are located in proximity to Burleigh heads. The closest decent one is Ninety Mile Beach, which is more than 1197.3km (743.6miles) away from Burleigh heads. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Bayleys Beach, which is approximately 1258.6km (781.8miles) away from Burleigh heads.

What wetsuit is needed for Burleigh heads?

The water temperature at Burleigh heads is very warm, reaching up to 26°C (79°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a rashguard or thin top might be required for sensitive people, but most people will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Burleigh heads. Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, sea temperatures drop down to approximately 20°C (69°F). During these months, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Burleigh heads?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 20 to 25°C (69-78°F) during July, August, and September. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during spring when temperatures range from 21 to 26°C (70-79°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Burleigh heads: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Burleigh heads...

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