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

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

McCrae is a coastal city in Australia. It is a comparatively small coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 2543 people. The water temperature around McCrae varies slightly throughout 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 graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (60°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since McCrae 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 McCrae?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters close to McCrae is approximately:
15°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to McCrae. The nearest one is Rye Ocean Beach, which is only 7.7km (4.9miles) away from McCrae. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Rye Ocean Beach and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near McCrae are Gunnamatta, which is approximately 7.9km (4.9miles) away, and Lizard Heads, located ca 8km (5miles) from McCrae.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are in proximity to McCrae. The next good one is Oreti Beach, which is almost 1242.6km (771.8miles) away from McCrae. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Tunnel Beach, which is 1334.2km (828.7miles) away from McCrae.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for McCrae?

The water temperature around McCrae 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, temperatures reach lows of approximately 12°C (54°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy 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 near McCrae?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during winter when temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to McCrae: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about McCrae...

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