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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Mahia Seamount

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Mahia Seamount...

Mahia Seamount is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Mahia Seamount has moderate variability year round. The temperature ranges from 14.1°C (57.3°F) in August up to 21.4°C (70.5°F) in the month of January, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Mahia Seamount 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 Mahia Seamount?

The current water temperature in the month of December near Mahia Seamount is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near Mahia Seamount?

There are not too many surf spots close to Mahia Seamount. A good spot nearby is Wainui Beach, which is just 92.5km (57.5miles) away from Mahia Seamount. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Wainui Beach and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Mahia Seamount are Sponge bay, which is 92.5km (57.5miles) away, and Makarori Point, located approximately 92.5km (57.5miles) from Mahia Seamount.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, not too many beaches are located in proximity to Mahia Seamount. The next good one is Paraparaumu Beach, which is 239.8km (149miles) away from Mahia Seamount. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Worser Bay, approximately 257.3km (159.8miles) away from Mahia Seamount.

What wetsuit do I need for Mahia Seamount?

The water temperature at Mahia Seamount is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 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 at Mahia Seamount. Nevertheless, during late summer, water temperatures cool down to roughly 14°C (57°F). During this season, a 3-4mm 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-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Mahia Seamount?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during winter when water temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Mahia Seamount: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Mahia Seamount...

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