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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ettalong Beach, Australia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Ettalong Beach...

Ettalong Beach is a coastal city in Australia. It is a quite dense city close to the ocean with a population of 4205 people. The water temperature around Ettalong Beach has average variability year round. 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 illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (69°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Ettalong Beach 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 Ettalong Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Ettalong Beach is about:
18°C (64°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Ettalong Beach. The nearest one is Umina Point, which is just 1.9km (1.5miles) away from Ettalong Beach. Click here for directions and for more information on Umina Point and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Ettalong Beach are Killcare, which is ca 2.5km (1.5miles) away, and Box Head, located approximately 2.5km (1.5miles) from Ettalong Beach.

Are there beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are close to Ettalong Beach. The closest decent beach is Oreti Beach, which is more than 1202.4km (746.8miles) away from Ettalong Beach. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Ninety Mile Beach, which is ca 1229.6km (763.7miles) away from Ettalong Beach.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Ettalong Beach?

The sea temperature around Ettalong Beach 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 light wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Ettalong Beach. Nevertheless, during August, September, and October, temperatures come down to 18°C (64°F). In this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, 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 better to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to Ettalong Beach?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 18 to 23°C (64-73°F) during August, September, and October. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during January, February, and March when temperatures range from 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Ettalong Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ettalong Beach...

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