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

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

Mikotai is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Mikotai changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 13.7°C (56.6°F) in August up to 21°C (69.8°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Mikotai 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 Mikotai?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Mikotai is about:
17°C (63°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Mikotai. The closest one is Break water, which is just 0.7km (0.4miles) away from Mikotai. Click here for more information on Break water and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Mikotai is Back Beach, which is roughly 1.2km (0.8miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches close to Mikotai?

Not too many beaches are located close to Mikotai. A good beach nearby is Golden Bay, which is 127.5km (79.2miles) away from Mikotai. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit Paraparaumu Beach, which is 136.4km (84.7miles) away from Mikotai.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Mikotai?

The sea temperature at Mikotai is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required 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 scuba diving at Mikotai. Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, temperatures cool down to nearly 14°C (57°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly 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 close to Mikotai?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change 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 are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during spring when temperatures reach 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Mikotai: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Mikotai...

Do you know what the the city Torchiati in Italy, the city Llubi in Spain, and the city Fourques in France have in common with Mikotai? Click on the links to find out...