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

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

Boulder Beach is a beach in New Zealand. The water temperature around Boulder Beach has moderate variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 11.7°C (53.1°F) in July up to 21°C (69.8°F) in the month of January, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Boulder 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 Boulder Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Boulder Beach is ca:
16°C (61°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Boulder Beach?

There are not many surf spots close to Boulder Beach. A spot, which is not too far away, is Kekerengu, which is about 60.7km (41.8miles) away from Boulder Beach. Click here to check out more information on Kekerengu and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Boulder Beach are Mangamaunu, which is approximately 67.2km (41.8miles) away, and Wairaiki, located roughly 70.2km (43.6miles) from Boulder Beach.

Are there any other white sand beaches near by?

There are not too many beaches in close proximity to Boulder Beach. One beach, which is not too far away, is Golden Bay, which is 58km (36miles) away from Boulder Beach. Another nice beach near Boulder Beach is Worser Bay, which is approximately 92.2km (57.3miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Boulder Beach?

The sea temperature at Boulder Beach is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during June, July, and August, water temperatures come down to roughly 12°C (53°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Boulder Beach?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F) during June, July, and August. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during December, January, and February when temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Boulder Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Boulder Beach...

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