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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Mangawhai Heads, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Mangawhai Heads...

Mangawhai Heads is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Mangawhai Heads changes moderately throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 13.7°C (56.7°F) in August up to 21.6°C (70.8°F) in the month of January, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Mangawhai Heads 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 Mangawhai Heads?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Mangawhai Heads is ca:
14°C (57°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in close proximity to Mangawhai Heads. The closest one is Te Arai Point, which is just 5.3km (3.3miles) away from Mangawhai Heads. Click here for directions and for more information on Te Arai Point and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Mangawhai Heads is Forestry, which is approximately 5.9km (3.7miles) away.

Are there sandy beaches in proximity to Mangawhai Heads?

There are not many beaches near to Mangawhai Heads. The closest decent beach is Whangarei Heads, which is just 20.4km (12.7miles) away from Mangawhai Heads. Another gorgeous beach near Mangawhai Heads is Snells Beach, which is ca 23.2km (14.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Mangawhai Heads?

The sea temperature at Mangawhai Heads is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Mangawhai Heads. However, during July, August, and September, water temperatures reach lows of nearly 14°C (57°F). In this season, 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 ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Mangawhai Heads?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot 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 can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during December, January, and February when temperatures range from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish that like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Mangawhai Heads: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Mangawhai Heads...

Do you know what the the city North Kensington in the United States, the city Saint-Pabu in the France, and the city Pindamonhangaba in the Brazil have in common with Mangawhai Heads? Click on the links to find out...