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

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

Kahutara is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Kahutara has average variability year round. The temperature ranges from 9.1°C (48.4°F) in August up to 17.6°C (63.7°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (55°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Kahutara 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 Kahutara?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Kahutara is ca:
12°C (54°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Kahutara. The nearest one is Mangamaunu, which is 12.1km (7.5miles) away from Kahutara. Click here to check out more information on Mangamaunu and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Kahutara is Kekerengu, which is ca 36.8km (22.9miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches close by?

Not many beaches are near to Kahutara. The next good beach is Boulder Beach, which is more than 71.6km (44.5miles) away from Kahutara. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Worser Bay, which is 100.6km (62.5miles) away from Kahutara.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Kahutara?

The sea temperature at Kahutara is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (64°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during July, August, and September, temperatures reach lows of nearly 9°C (48°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold 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 near Kahutara?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F) during July, August, and September. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions normally change during January, February, and March when temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (55-64°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Kahutara: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Kahutara...

Do you know what the the city Herveld in the Netherlands, the city Greenfield in the United States, and the city Orani in the Philippines have in common with Kahutara? Click on the links to find out...