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

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

Magnet Bay is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Magnet Bay changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 9.7°C (49.5°F) in August up to 15.5°C (59.9°F) in the month of January, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Magnet 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 Magnet Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Magnet Bay is ca:
12°C (53°F)

Are there any other surf spots in close proximity to Magnet Bay?

Yes, there are other surf spots close to Magnet Bay. The closest one is Taylors mistake, which is only 18.1km (11.2miles) away from Magnet Bay. Click here for more information on Taylors mistake and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Magnet Bay is Hickory Bay, which is ca 18.9km (11.8miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches near Magnet Bay?

Not too many beaches are located in proximity to Magnet Bay. The closest decent beach is Boulder Beach, which is more than 164.7km (102.3miles) away from Magnet Bay. If you have some extra time, you can also try St Clair and St Kilda Beaches, ca 178.3km (110.8miles) away from Magnet Bay.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Magnet Bay?

The sea temperature at Magnet Bay is pretty cold, reaching up to 16°C (60°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during late summer, temperatures cool down to 10°C (49°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Magnet Bay?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 10 to 15°C (49-58°F) during July, August, and September. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during December, January, and February when sea temperatures range from 11 to 16°C (51-60°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Magnet Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Magnet Bay...

Do you know what the the city Kazo in Japan, the city Lloret de Vistalegre in Spain, and the city Calangain in Philippines have in common with Magnet Bay? Click on the links to find out...