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Water temps in and around Bells beach??« on: November 18 2004 10:11:00 »
i'm from Canada and will be in Torquay area in March...will i need a wetsuit, and if so how thick? i'm pretty used to cold water and have a 5/3 hooded for up here but would it be total overkill for that time of year? also how much does a decent 3/2 run for down there? thanks for any help...
RE: Water temps in and around Bells beach??« Reply #1 on: November 18 2004 16:11:00 »
the ripcurl factory is in torquay surf city street, for a nice slickskin 4/3 it's about 250 US dollars and 400-500 Aus$
the water is about 11C" 45F" freezing i guess you ould say, but i've heard that the water in canadian Maple land is like freakin """"cold""" like 25-30F? chilllllllllllliiiiiiiiiii
RE: Water temps in and around Bells beach??« Reply #2 on: November 25 2004 17:11:00 »
sydney gets warm around january -march, 24C" 80F" but we wear steamers 8 months out of the year here(the water temps from april - Nov are like 18C-21C. Febuary is the best time for warmest temps, like 80F!!!!! 24C!!!!! that freakin warm!!!!!!although surf is crapola in summer................
RE: Water temps in and around Bells beach??« Reply #3 on: December 08 2004 06:12:00 »
It's not that cold in march! try 18 or so degrees or more We surf in short arm steamers at that time and some guys are in springy. A simple 3 /2 will be fine, you don't want your skinny canadian arms getting too tired. For the best site that does our whole coast check out surfshop.com.au. It gives daily photos temps and swell charts. Have fun, if you can't get good waves there you are not trying. Check out the contest at easter the place usually pumps
RE: Water temps in and around Bells beach??« Reply #4 on: December 08 2004 09:12:00 »
Thanks for all the help/advice fellas, much appreciated!
RE: Water temps in and around Bells beach??« Reply #5 on: December 11 2005 14:12:00 »
your a tripper
RE: Water temps in and around Bells beach??« Reply #6 on: December 14 2005 21:12:00 »
I surfed in Torquay this July (from Canada) and booties were still optional, although your feet will feel a bit of a shock at first, though if you surf in Canada I'm sure it's nothing. This is a very beautiful part of Australia, and heck of the world. You will enjoy yourself for sure, the swell is very consistent!!
RE: Water temps in and around Bells beach??« Reply #7 on: December 15 2005 00:12:00 »
treat Bells same as Canada mate.
Coooooold water !