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

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

Motiti is an island in New Zealand. It is located in the Bay of Plenty island group. The water temperature around Motiti varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 14.6°C (58.2°F) in July up to 21°C (69.8°F) in the month of January, 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 winter, since Motiti 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 Motiti?

The current water temperature in the month of April in the waters close to Motiti is approximately:
19°C (67°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Motiti. The closest one is Newdicks Beach, which is only 8.4km (7.4miles) away from Motiti. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Newdicks Beach and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Motiti are Mount Maunganui, which is ca 11.9km (7.4miles) away, and Tay street, located ca 12.1km (7.5miles) from Motiti.

Are there beaches in close proximity to Motiti?

No, not many beaches are located in close proximity to Motiti. A good beach nearby is Hot Water Beach, which is more than 60.8km (37.7miles) away from Motiti. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Whatipu, approximately 112.2km (69.7miles) away from Motiti.

What wetsuit is needed for Motiti?

The water temperature around Motiti is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during summer, water temperatures drop down to approximately 15°C (58°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Motiti?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during winter when water temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Motiti: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Motiti...

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