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

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

Forestry is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Forestry changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 13.7°C (56.7°F) in August up to 21.6°C (70.8°F) in the month of January, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Forestry 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 Forestry?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Forestry is about:
22°C (71°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Forestry. The closest one is Te Arai Point, which is only 0.6km (0.4miles) away from Forestry. Click here for directions and for more information on Te Arai Point and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Forestry is Mangawhai Heads, which is approximately 5.9km (3.7miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

There are not too many beaches close to Forestry. A good beach nearby is Snells Beach, which is only 17.4km (10.8miles) away from Forestry. Another gorgeous beach near Forestry is Whangarei Heads, ca 26.2km (16.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Forestry?

The sea temperature at Forestry is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Forestry. However, during July, August, and September, sea temperatures reach lows of nearly 14°C (57°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Forestry?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during December, January, and February when temperatures reach 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Forestry: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Forestry...

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