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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Cook Strait Canyon

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Cook Strait Canyon...

Cook Strait Canyon is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Cook Strait Canyon has low variability year round. The temperature ranges from 12.4°C (54.3°F) in May up to 15.8°C (60.4°F) in the month of January, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 14°C (57°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Cook Strait Canyon 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 near Cook Strait Canyon?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Cook Strait Canyon is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Cook Strait Canyon?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Cook Strait Canyon. The closest one is The Island Island Bay, which is 10km (6.5miles) away from Cook Strait Canyon. Click here for directions and to check out more information on The Island Island Bay and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Cook Strait Canyon are Houghton Bay, which is approximately 10.5km (6.5miles) away, and Lyall Bay, located ca 11.4km (7.1miles) from Cook Strait Canyon.

Are there gorgeous beaches near Cook Strait Canyon?

There are not too many beaches near to Cook Strait Canyon. A beach that might be worth checking out is Worser Bay, which is just 13km (8.1miles) away from Cook Strait Canyon. Another good beach near Cook Strait Canyon is Paraparaumu Beach, 36.8km (22.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Cook Strait Canyon?

The average sea temperature at Cook Strait Canyon is relatively chilly, around 14°C (57°F), with only little variations throughout the year. This is why a 2/3mm wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Cook Strait Canyon. Nevertheless, it can get more chilly early mornings and during windy days. People who are sensitive to cold temperatures might want to carry a 3/4mm fullsuit. The coldest months are April, May, and June. You could possibly be fine with a jumpsuit during warm days in the summer, especially in the months of December, January, and February.

How is the diving and fishing close to Cook Strait Canyon?

Scuba diving and fishing conditions are very similar during the year. The waters are nearly almost cold, reaching temperatures between 11 and 16°C (51-60°F). The following fish like to roam around in waters of this temperature range: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Cook Strait Canyon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Cook Strait Canyon...

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