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

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

Bethells is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Bethells varies slightly during the year. 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 interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Bethells 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 Bethells?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Bethells is ca:
18°C (65°F)

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

Yes, there are other surf spots close to Bethells. The nearest one is Piha, which is only 4km (2.5miles) away from Bethells. Click here to check out more information on Piha and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Bethells is Maori bay, which is approximately 4.8km (3miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

There are some other beaches close to Bethells. The nearest one is Anawhata, which is just 1.7km (1.1miles) away from Bethells. Another nice beach near Bethells is Piha, which is ca 3.8km (2.4miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Bethells?

The sea temperature at Bethells 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Bethells. Nevertheless, during June, July, and August, temperatures cool down to approximately 14°C (56°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Bethells?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (56-65°F) during June, July, and August. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during winter when temperatures reach 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Bethells: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Bethells...

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