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

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

Kensington is a coastal city in Australia. It is a fairly small-sized town close to the water with a population of 10847 people. The water temperature around Kensington varies slightly during the year. 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 shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (60°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Kensington 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 Kensington?

The current water temperature in the month of August near Kensington is ca:
12°C (54°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Kensington?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Kensington. The closest one is Coogee Bombie, which is just 2.4km (1.7miles) away from Kensington. Click here to check out more information on Coogee Bombie and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Kensington are Maroubra North End Point, which is ca 2.8km (1.7miles) away, and Maroubra Beach, located ca 2.9km (1.8miles) from Kensington.

Are there sandy beaches close to Kensington?

Not too many beaches are located close to Kensington. A beach, which is not too far away, is Oreti Beach, which is more than 1185.1km (736.1miles) away from Kensington. If you have some extra time, you can also try Golden Bay, which is ca 1224.2km (760.4miles) away from Kensington.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Kensington?

The sea temperature around Kensington 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 people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during July, August, and September, temperatures drop down to nearly 12°C (54°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Kensington?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during December, January, and February when temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Kensington: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Kensington...

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