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

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

Blackhead is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Blackhead changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 7.9°C (46.1°F) in October up to 14.6°C (58.3°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Blackhead 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 Blackhead?

The current water temperature in the month of June at Blackhead is about:
10°C (50°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Blackhead. The nearest one is Saint clair beach, which is 3.3km (2.1miles) away from Blackhead. Click here for directions and for more information on Saint clair beach and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Blackhead is Brighton, which is 4.4km (2.7miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are a few beaches in close proximity to Blackhead. The closest one is Tunnel Beach, which is 1.8km (1.1miles) away from Blackhead. Another fun beach near Blackhead is St Clair and St Kilda Beaches, which is 4.7km (2.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Blackhead?

The sea temperature at Blackhead is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (58°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Blackhead. Nevertheless, during , sea temperatures drop down to 8°C (46°F). During this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Blackhead?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during . Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during winter when temperatures go up to 10 to 15°C (49-58°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Blackhead: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Blackhead...

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