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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Hickory Bay, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Hickory Bay...

Hickory Bay is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Hickory Bay varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 9.7°C (49.5°F) in August up to 15.3°C (59.6°F) in the month of January, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Hickory Bay 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 Hickory Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Hickory Bay is approximately:
12°C (53°F)

Are there any other surf spots close to Hickory Bay?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Hickory Bay. The nearest one is Raupo Bay, which is just 8.7km (5.4miles) away from Hickory Bay. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Raupo Bay and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Hickory Bay is Magnet Bay, which is approximately 18.9km (11.8miles) away.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are close to Hickory Bay. A good beach nearby is Boulder Beach, which is more than 159.3km (98.9miles) away from Hickory Bay. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Worser Bay, which is roughly 192.3km (119.4miles) away from Hickory Bay.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Hickory Bay?

The water temperature at Hickory Bay is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (60°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Hickory Bay. Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, sea temperatures reach lows of approximately 10°C (49°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts 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 scuba diving and fishing close to Hickory Bay?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 10 to 15°C (49-58°F) during July, August, and September. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during winter when temperatures go up to 10 to 15°C (51-60°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Hickory Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Hickory Bay...

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