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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Daniels Reef, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Daniels Reef...

Daniels Reef is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Daniels Reef has average variability year round. The temperature ranges from 13.7°C (56.7°F) in August up to 21°C (69.8°F) in the month of March, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Daniels Reef 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 Daniels Reef?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Daniels Reef is approximately:
21°C (70°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Daniels Reef. The nearest one is Omaha, which is just 3km (1.9miles) away from Daniels Reef. Click here for more information on Omaha and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Daniels Reef is Tawharanui, which is ca 5.2km (3.2miles) away.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches in proximity to Daniels Reef. The closest decent beach is Snells Beach, which is only 9.5km (5.9miles) away from Daniels Reef. Another beautiful beach near Daniels Reef is Red Beach, which is 21.8km (13.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Daniels Reef?

The water temperature at Daniels Reef 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Daniels Reef. Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, temperatures cool down to roughly 14°C (57°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok 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 scuba diving and fishing near Daniels Reef?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during spring when temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Daniels Reef: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Daniels Reef...

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