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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Matapouri, New Zealand

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

Matapouri is a beach in New Zealand. The water temperature around Matapouri has slight variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 15°C (58.9°F) in August up to 22°C (71.6°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Matapouri 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 Matapouri?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Matapouri is ca:
22°C (72°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Matapouri. The closest one is Sandy Bay, which is only 1.6km (6.3miles) away from Matapouri. Click here to check out more information on Sandy Bay and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Matapouri are Pataua, which is 10.1km (6.3miles) away, and Ocean Beach, located approximately 19.1km (11.9miles) from Matapouri.

Are there any other white sand beaches in proximity to Matapouri?

There are more nice beaches close to Matapouri. The nearest one is Whangarei Heads, which is only 17.2km (10.7miles) away from Matapouri. Another beautiful beach near Matapouri is Bayleys Beach, which is 49.9km (31miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Matapouri?

The sea temperature at Matapouri is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (72°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, water temperatures cool down to approximately 15°C (59°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Matapouri?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during winter when temperatures go up to 17 to 22°C (63-72°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Matapouri: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Matapouri...

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