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

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

Katikati is a coastal city in New Zealand. It is a comparatively small coastal town close to the water with a population of 3232 people. The water temperature around Katikati varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 14.6°C (58.2°F) in July up to 21.1°C (70°F) in the month of February, 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 late winter, since Katikati 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 Katikati?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Katikati is approximately:
16°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots close to Katikati?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Katikati. The nearest one is Waihi Beach, which is just 10.5km (8.1miles) away from Katikati. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Waihi Beach and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Katikati are Homunga Bay, which is approximately 13km (8.1miles) away, and Blowhole, located approximately 15.7km (9.7miles) from Katikati.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in close proximity to Katikati. The next good one is Hot Water Beach, which is just 45.9km (28.5miles) away from Katikati. Another fun beach near Katikati is Whatipu, ca 84.6km (52.5miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Katikati?

The water temperature around Katikati is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late 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 diving . Nevertheless, during summer, water temperatures drop down to approximately 15°C (58°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Katikati?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during June, July, and August. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions change during winter when water temperatures go up to 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 Katikati: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Katikati...

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