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

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

Shipstern is a surf spot in Australia. The water temperature around Shipstern changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 11.7°C (53°F) in September up to 16.8°C (62.2°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 14°C (57°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Shipstern 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 Shipstern?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Shipstern is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots in close proximity to Shipstern?

Yes, there are other surf spots close to Shipstern. The nearest one is Clifton Beach, which is only 18.8km (11.7miles) away from Shipstern. Click here for more information on Clifton Beach and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Shipstern is Park beach, which is roughly 24.6km (15.3miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are in close proximity to Shipstern. A beach, which is not too far away, is Oreti Beach, which is almost 1000.4km (621.4miles) away from Shipstern. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Tunnel Beach, ca 1107.5km (687.9miles) away from Shipstern.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Shipstern?

The sea temperature at Shipstern is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during early fall, temperatures cool down to nearly 12°C (53°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, 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 diving and fishing close to Shipstern?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F) during fall. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during January, February, and March when water temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Shipstern: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Shipstern...

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