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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Long Bay, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Long Bay...

Long Bay is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Long Bay changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 14.6°C (58.3°F) in August up to 21.8°C (71.3°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Long Bay 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 Long Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of October at Long Bay is about:
17°C (63°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Long Bay. The nearest one is Takapuna, which is only 7.3km (4.5miles) away from Long Bay. Click here for directions and for more information on Takapuna and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Long Bay is Orewa Beach, which is roughly 7.3km (4.6miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are several other gorgeous beaches close to Long Bay. The closest one is Red Beach, which is 6.8km (4.2miles) away from Long Bay. Another beach near Long Bay is Te Henga Bethells Beach, which is approximately 18.2km (11.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Long Bay?

The water temperature at Long Bay is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Long Bay. Nevertheless, during late summer, sea temperatures cool down to roughly 15°C (58°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Long Bay?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during winter when water temperatures reach 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Long Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Long Bay...

Do you know what the the city Polo in the Dominican Republic, the city Heaton Chapel in the United Kingdom, and the city Santa Ponsa in the Spain have in common with Long Bay? Click on the links to find out...