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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Dinner Plates, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Dinner Plates...

Dinner Plates is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Dinner Plates changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 8.1°C (46.6°F) in August up to 15.2°C (59.3°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Dinner Plates 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 Dinner Plates?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Dinner Plates is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Dinner Plates. The closest one is Porpoise Bay, which is just 4km (2.5miles) away from Dinner Plates. Click here for directions and for more information on Porpoise Bay and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Dinner Plates is Papatowai, which is roughly 22.3km (13.9miles) away.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

There are not too many beaches close to Dinner Plates. The next good one is Oreti Beach, which is just 41km (25.5miles) away from Dinner Plates. Another gorgeous beach near Dinner Plates is Tunnel Beach, which is ca 86.4km (53.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Dinner Plates?

The sea temperature at Dinner Plates is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required 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 surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Dinner Plates. Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, sea temperatures drop down to nearly 8°C (47°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Dinner Plates?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during July, August, and September. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during winter when temperatures go up to 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Dinner Plates: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Dinner Plates...

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