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

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

Glenelg is a surf spot in Australia. The water temperature around Glenelg has moderate variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 13.4°C (56.1°F) in September up to 22.3°C (72.1°F) in the month of March, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Glenelg 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 Glenelg?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Glenelg is approximately:
18°C (65°F)

Are there any other surf spots close to Glenelg?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Glenelg. The closest one is 3-poles reef, which is just 13.8km (8.6miles) away from Glenelg. Click here to check out more information on 3-poles reef and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Glenelg is Gull rock, which is roughly 18.3km (11.4miles) away.

Are there beaches near Glenelg?

No, not too many beaches are located close to Glenelg. A beach, which is not too far away, is Oreti Beach, which is almost 1621.8km (1007.4miles) away from Glenelg. If you don't mind the drive, you can also visit Tunnel Beach, which is approximately 1711.9km (1063.3miles) away from Glenelg.

What wetsuit do I need for Glenelg?

The water temperature at Glenelg is warm, reaching up to 22°C (72°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a thin wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be ok without a rashguard or 1mm top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Glenelg. However, during August, September, and October, sea temperatures reach lows of nearly 13°C (56°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Glenelg?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (56-65°F) during fall. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during spring when temperatures range from 17 to 22°C (63-72°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Glenelg: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Glenelg...

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