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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Anawhata, New Zealand

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

Anawhata is a beach in New Zealand. The water temperature around Anawhata has average variability year round. The temperature ranges from 13.6°C (56.4°F) in July up to 21.8°C (71.3°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Anawhata 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 Anawhata?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Anawhata is approximately:
22°C (71°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Anawhata. The closest one is Bethells, which is 1.7km (1.4miles) away from Anawhata. Click here for more information on Bethells and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Anawhata are Piha, which is 2.3km (1.4miles) away, and Karekare, located 4.6km (2.8miles) from Anawhata.

Are there any other beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few beautiful beaches in close proximity to Anawhata. The nearest one is Piha, which is only 2.1km (1.3miles) away from Anawhata. Another gorgeous beach near Anawhata is Karekare, which is ca 4.5km (2.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Anawhata?

The water temperature at Anawhata is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during June, July, and August, water temperatures drop down to approximately 14°C (56°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Anawhata?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (56-65°F) during June, July, and August. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during winter when temperatures go up to 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Anawhata: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Anawhata...

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