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

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

Southport is a coastal city in Australia. It is a rather small-sized town close to the water with a population of 28315 people. The water temperature around Southport changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 20.5°C (68.9°F) in September up to 25.9°C (78.6°F) in the month of April, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 23°C (74°F) and the best time for water activities is spring, since Southport 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 Southport?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Southport is ca:
22°C (72°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Southport?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Southport. The nearest one is Main beach, which is 2km (1.5miles) away from Southport. Click here for directions and for more information on Main beach and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Southport are Narrow Neck, which is roughly 2.4km (1.5miles) away, and The Spit, located approximately 2.9km (1.8miles) from Southport.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are near to Southport. A beach, which is not too far away, is Ninety Mile Beach, which is almost 1203.4km (747.5miles) away from Southport. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Bayleys Beach, roughly 1265.1km (785.8miles) away from Southport.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Southport?

The sea temperature around Southport is very warm, reaching up to 26°C (79°F) in the months of March, April, and May. During this time, in the fall, a rashguard or 1mm top might be required for temperature-senstive people, but most will be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during August, September, and October, temperatures reach lows of roughly 21°C (69°F). In this season, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to Southport?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 21 to 26°C (69-78°F) during fall. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during March, April, and May when water temperatures go up to 21 to 26°C (70-79°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Barracuda, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Jack Crevalle, Sailfish, and Yellowfin Tuna.

Directions to Southport: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Southport...

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