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

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

Karekare is a beach in New Zealand. The water temperature around Karekare has slight variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 13.6°C (56.4°F) in July up to 21°C (69.8°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 Karekare 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 Karekare?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Karekare is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Karekare. The closest one is Karekare, which is only 0.5km (1.4miles) away from Karekare. Click here for more information on Karekare and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Karekare are Piha, which is roughly 2.2km (1.4miles) away, and Whatipu, located 4.4km (2.7miles) from Karekare.

Are there any other beaches in proximity to Karekare?

There are other nice beaches in proximity to Karekare. The nearest one is Piha, which is only 2.4km (1.5miles) away from Karekare. Another fun beach near Karekare is Whatipu, which is 3.9km (2.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Karekare?

The sea temperature at Karekare is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°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 a good amount of time, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during summer, temperatures drop down to nearly 14°C (56°F). During this time, 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 ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Karekare?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (56-65°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during December, January, and February when sea temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Karekare: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Karekare...

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