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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 surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Karekare varies slightly 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 shown in the graph 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 June at Karekare is approximately:
17°C (63°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Karekare. The nearest one is Piha, which is just 2.3km (1.4miles) away from Karekare. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Piha and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Karekare is Whatipu, which is 4.4km (2.8miles) away.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are several beaches near to Karekare. The closest one is Karekare, which is just 0.5km (0.3miles) away from Karekare. Another gorgeous beach near Karekare is Piha, which is ca 2.5km (1.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Karekare?

The water 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during June, July, and August, sea temperatures cool down to 14°C (56°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Karekare?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (56-65°F) during June, July, and August. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during December, January, and February when temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which love this water temperature 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.

Interesting facts about Karekare...

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