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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Maori bay, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Maori bay...

Maori bay is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Maori bay has slight variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 13.6°C (56.4°F) in July up to 21.8°C (71.3°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Maori 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 Maori bay?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Maori bay is approximately:
18°C (65°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Maori bay. The nearest one is Muriwai Beach, which is only 0.7km (0.5miles) away from Maori bay. Click here for more information on Muriwai Beach and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Maori bay is Bethells, which is ca 4.8km (3miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are more beaches in proximity to Maori bay. The nearest one is Muriwai, which is only 0.7km (0.4miles) away from Maori bay. Another beach near Maori bay is Te Henga Bethells Beach, which is approximately 5.8km (3.6miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is needed for Maori bay?

The water temperature at Maori bay is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°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 several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Maori bay. Nevertheless, during June, July, and August, sea temperatures reach lows of approximately 14°C (56°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Maori bay?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (56-65°F) during June, July, and August. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during winter when temperatures reach 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Maori bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Maori bay...

Do you know what the the city Pole Ojea in Puerto Rico, the geo Posada Del Rey , and the city Santa Ana in United States have in common with Maori bay? Click on the links to find out...