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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Canterbury, Australia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Canterbury...

Canterbury is a coastal city in Australia. It is a quite dense city close to the water with a population of 5417 people. The water temperature around Canterbury varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 12.4°C (54.3°F) in August up to 18.9°C (66.1°F) in the month of January, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (60°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Canterbury 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 near Canterbury?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Canterbury is about:
14°C (57°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Canterbury?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Canterbury. The closest one is Coogee Bombie, which is only 8.4km (5.2miles) away from Canterbury. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Coogee Bombie and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Canterbury are Maroubra Beach, which is ca 8.4km (5.2miles) away, and Maroubra North End Point, located roughly 8.4km (5.2miles) from Canterbury.

Are there beaches near Canterbury?

Not too many beaches are located in proximity to Canterbury. A good beach nearby is Oreti Beach, which is more than 1188.9km (738.4miles) away from Canterbury. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Golden Bay, approximately 1229.5km (763.6miles) away from Canterbury.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Canterbury?

The sea temperature around Canterbury is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Canterbury. However, during late summer, water temperatures cool down to approximately 12°C (54°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Canterbury?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during December, January, and February when water temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Canterbury: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Canterbury...

Do you know what the the city Perama in Greece, the city Ibara in Japan, and Mascarene Basin have in common with Canterbury? Click on the links to find out...