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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Back Beach, New Zealand

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

Back Beach is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Back Beach has slight variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 13.7°C (56.6°F) in August up to 21°C (69.8°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since 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 Back Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Back Beach is about:
18°C (65°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Back Beach. The closest one is Mikotai, which is 1.2km (0.8miles) away from Back Beach. Click here for more information on Mikotai and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Back Beach is Break water, which is 1.9km (1.2miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches located close to Back Beach?

Not many beaches are located near to Back Beach. The next good beach is Golden Bay, which is 126.2km (78.4miles) away from Back Beach. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Paraparaumu Beach, which is roughly 135.8km (84.3miles) away from Back Beach.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Back Beach?

The sea temperature at Back Beach is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, 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 scuba diving . Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, sea temperatures cool down to roughly 14°C (57°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Back Beach?

Due to comparatively 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 (57-66°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during spring when temperatures reach 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Back Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Back Beach...

Do you know what the the city San Nicolo a Tordino in Italy, the city Saint-Didier in France, and the city Lipay in Philippines have in common with Back Beach? Click on the links to find out...