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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Makatea, French Polynesia

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

Makatea is an island in French Polynesia. It is one of the islands of the Tuamotus island group. The water temperature around Makatea is constant year round. The temperature ranges from 26.1°C (78.9°F) in August up to 30°C (86°F) in the month of April, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 28°C (82°F) and the best time for water activities is spring, since Makatea 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 Makatea?

The current water temperature in the month of April near Makatea is ca:
30°C (86°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not many surf spots are located in proximity to Makatea. A spot, which is not too far away, is Trou du Souffleur, which is almost 138.3km (85.9miles) away from Makatea. Click here to check out more information on Trou du Souffleur and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try Papenoo, which is 138.9km (86.2miles) away from Makatea. Another fun surfspot is Papenoo, located approximately 138.9km (86.2miles) from Makatea.

Are there white sand beaches close by?

Not too many beaches are located near to Makatea. The closest decent beach is Teahupoo, which is almost 153.8km (95.5miles) away from Makatea. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit South Ofu Beach, which is approximately 1437.7km (893miles) away from Makatea.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Makatea?

The average sea temperature around Makatea is extremely warm, around 28°C (82°F), with no significant changes during the year. The temperatures in June, July, and August are very similar to water temperatures in December and January. Hence, a wetsuit is usually not needed for swimming, surfing, snorkelling, or diving around Makatea. However, you might want to bring a 1-2mm wetsuit top or a rashguard for very windy conditions and for UV protection, especially when spending multiple hours in the sun each day. The sun radiation around Makatea can be remarkably strong.

How is the diving and fishing close to Makatea?

Fishing and Scuba diving conditions change very little during the year. The waters around Makatea are always tropical, reaching temperatures between 25 and 30°C (77-86°F). The following fish like to roam around in waters of this temperature range: Bonefish, Permit, Red Drum, and Tarpon.

Directions to Makatea: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Makatea...

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