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

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

Kawakawa is a coastal city in New Zealand. It is a rather small-sized town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 1399 people. The water temperature around Kawakawa changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 13.8°C (56.8°F) in July up to 21.5°C (70.7°F) in the month of March, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Kawakawa 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 Kawakawa?

The current water temperature in the month of May in the waters around Kawakawa is ca:
19°C (66°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Kawakawa. A good spot nearby is Sandy Bay, which is 26km (20.9miles) away from Kawakawa. Click here for directions and for more information on Sandy Bay and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Kawakawa are Taupo Bay, which is roughly 33.6km (20.9miles) away, and Pataua, located approximately 34.2km (21.2miles) from Kawakawa.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

There are not many beaches in proximity to Kawakawa. A beach that might be worth checking out is Matapouri, which is only 27.6km (17.2miles) away from Kawakawa. Another beach near Kawakawa is Whangarei Heads, which is 38.6km (24miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Kawakawa?

The sea temperature around Kawakawa is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some people 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 approximately 14°C (57°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly 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 Kawakawa?

Due to significant water temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during February, March, and April when sea temperatures reach 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish which like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Kawakawa: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Kawakawa...

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