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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Portsea Back Beach, Australia

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Portsea Back Beach...

Portsea Back Beach is a surf spot in Australia. The water temperature around Portsea Back Beach has slight variability year round. 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 Portsea Back Beach 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 at Portsea Back Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of April at Portsea Back Beach is approximately:
16°C (61°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Portsea Back Beach. The nearest one is Spooks, which is just 1.1km (0.7miles) away from Portsea Back Beach. Click here for directions and for more information on Spooks and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Portsea Back Beach is Koonya reef, which is roughly 3.2km (2miles) away.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, not many beaches are in proximity to Portsea Back Beach. A good beach nearby is Oreti Beach, which is almost 1252.5km (778miles) away from Portsea Back Beach. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Tunnel Beach, approximately 1344.5km (835.1miles) away from Portsea Back Beach.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Portsea Back Beach?

The water temperature at Portsea Back Beach 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 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 scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late summer, water temperatures come down to approximately 12°C (54°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Portsea Back Beach?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot 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 normally change during winter when sea temperatures range from 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 Portsea Back Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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