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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ocean Reef, Australia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Ocean Reef...

Ocean Reef is a coastal city in Australia. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 8090 people. The water temperature around Ocean Reef has moderate variability year round. The temperature ranges from 17.7°C (63.8°F) in September up to 22.9°C (73.1°F) in the month of April, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 20°C (68°F) and the best time for water activities is spring, since Ocean Reef 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 Ocean Reef?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Ocean Reef is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Ocean Reef?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Ocean Reef. The closest one is Mossies, which is just 0.6km (0.5miles) away from Ocean Reef. Click here for directions and for more information on Mossies and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Ocean Reef are Big Rock, which is ca 0.8km (0.5miles) away, and Mullaz, located 1km (0.6miles) from Ocean Reef.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are located close to Ocean Reef. The closest decent beach is Nihiwatu Beach, which is more than 1539.3km (956.1miles) away from Ocean Reef. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Mawun Beach, which is approximately 1579.9km (981.3miles) away from Ocean Reef.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Ocean Reef?

The sea temperature around Ocean Reef is warm, reaching up to 23°C (73°F) in the months of March, April, and May. During this time, in the fall, a light wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be fine without a rashguard or 1mm top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Ocean Reef. Nevertheless, during August, September, and October, sea temperatures reach lows of approximately 18°C (64°F). During this time, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to Ocean Reef?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 18 to 23°C (64-73°F) during August, September, and October. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during spring when temperatures go up to 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Ocean Reef: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Ocean Reef...

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