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

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

Goolwa is a coastal city in Australia. It is a relatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 1064 people. The water temperature around Goolwa changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 13.8°C (56.8°F) in July up to 21°C (69.7°F) in the month of January, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Goolwa 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 Goolwa?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters close to Goolwa is approximately:
21°C (69°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Goolwa. The nearest one is Goolwa, which is just 1.6km (2.6miles) away from Goolwa. Click here for more information on Goolwa and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Goolwa are Middleton Point, which is 4.2km (2.6miles) away, and Chicken Run, located approximately 5.2km (3.2miles) from Goolwa.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are in proximity to Goolwa. The next good beach is Oreti Beach, which is 1593.1km (989.5miles) away from Goolwa. If you have some extra time, you can also try Tunnel Beach, which is approximately 1684.4km (1046.2miles) away from Goolwa.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Goolwa?

The water temperature around Goolwa is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during June, July, and August, water temperatures drop down to nearly 14°C (57°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Goolwa?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during June, July, and August. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during December, January, and February when temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Goolwa: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Goolwa...

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