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

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

Kapiti is an island in New Zealand. It is part of the island group. The water temperature around Kapiti has average variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 11°C (51.9°F) in August up to 18.8°C (65.9°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (60°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Kapiti 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 near Kapiti?

The current water temperature in the month of June in the waters near Kapiti is about:
13°C (56°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not many surf spots in proximity to Kapiti. The next good one is Paekakariki, which is roughly 15km (15.8miles) away from Kapiti. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Paekakariki and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Kapiti are Titahi Bay, which is roughly 25.4km (15.8miles) away, and Breaker Bay, located 37.9km (23.5miles) from Kapiti.

Are there gorgeous beaches located close to Kapiti?

There are not many beaches near to Kapiti. The next good one is Paraparaumu Beach, which is only 11.5km (7.1miles) away from Kapiti. Another nice beach near Kapiti is Worser Bay, roughly 36.8km (22.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Kapiti?

The sea temperature around Kapiti is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Kapiti. Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, water temperatures reach lows of nearly 11°C (52°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Kapiti?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during spring when temperatures go up to 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Kapiti: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Kapiti...

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