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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Great Australian Bight

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Great Australian Bight...

Great Australian Bight is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Great Australian Bight varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 11.8°C (53.3°F) in September up to 16.8°C (62.2°F) in the month of January, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 14°C (58°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Great Australian Bight 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 Great Australian Bight?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Great Australian Bight is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near Great Australian Bight?

Not too many surf spots are located in close proximity to Great Australian Bight. A spot that might be worth checking out is Rockys, which is 425.9km (264.6miles) away from Great Australian Bight. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Rockys and its current water temperature. If you have some extra time, you can also try surfing Sandy Creek, which is roughly 427.1km (265.3miles) away from Great Australian Bight. Another surfspot is Sandy Creek, located 427.1km (265.3miles) from Great Australian Bight.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are near to Great Australian Bight. The closest decent one is Oreti Beach, which is 1891.8km (1175.1miles) away from Great Australian Bight. If you have some extra time, you can also try Tunnel Beach, 2002.9km (1244miles) away from Great Australian Bight.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Great Australian Bight?

The average water temperature at Great Australian Bight is not very warm, around 14°C (58°F), with only little changes throughout the year. Because of this, a 2/3mm wetsuit is needed for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Great Australian Bight. That being said, it can get more chilly in the mornings and in the evenings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to wear a 3/4mm fullsuit. The coldest months are August, September, and October. You could possibly be fine with a jumpsuit during warm days in the summer, particularly in the months of December, January, and February.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Great Australian Bight?

Diving and fishing conditions stay very constant during the year. The waters at Great Australian Bight are nearly almost cool, reaching temperatures between 12 and 17°C (53-62°F). The following fish love this water temperature and can often be found: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Great Australian Bight: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Great Australian Bight...

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