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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Madden Basin

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Madden Basin...

Madden Basin is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Madden Basin changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 11.3°C (52.4°F) in September up to 18.1°C (64.6°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (60°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Madden Basin 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 Madden Basin?

The current water temperature in the month of July near Madden Basin is about:
14°C (56°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are located in close proximity to Madden Basin. A spot, which is not too far away, is The Gap, which is 50.8km (31.5miles) away from Madden Basin. Click here for more information on The Gap and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try surfing Paekakariki, which is ca 112.2km (69.7miles) away from Madden Basin. Another fun surfspot is Paekakariki, located approximately 112.2km (69.7miles) from Madden Basin.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are in close proximity to Madden Basin. A good beach nearby is Paraparaumu Beach, which is 109.6km (68.1miles) away from Madden Basin. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Worser Bay, approximately 126.8km (78.8miles) away from Madden Basin.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Madden Basin?

The sea temperature at Madden Basin is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (65°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm 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 scuba diving . However, during early fall, water temperatures come down to roughly 11°C (52°F). In this season, 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 windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Madden Basin?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F) during fall. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during January, February, and March when sea temperatures go up to 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Madden Basin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Madden Basin...

Do you know what the the city Adana in Turkey, the city Velefique in Spain, and the island Hven in Sweden have in common with Madden Basin? Click on the links to find out...