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

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

Motuihe is an island in New Zealand. It is part of the Hauraki Gulf island group. The water temperature around Motuihe varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 14.6°C (58.3°F) in August up to 21.8°C (71.3°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Motuihe 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 Motuihe?

The current water temperature in the month of March near Motuihe is about:
21°C (69°F)

Are there surf spots near Motuihe?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Motuihe. The nearest one is Waiheke Is, which is 7.6km (5.9miles) away from Motuihe. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Waiheke Is and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Motuihe are Takapuna, which is ca 9.6km (5.9miles) away, and Long Bay, located ca 13.9km (8.6miles) from Motuihe.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in close proximity to Motuihe. A beach that might be worth checking out is Red Beach, which is just 20.3km (12.6miles) away from Motuihe. Another fun beach near Motuihe is Te Henga Bethells Beach, 24.4km (15.2miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Motuihe?

The water temperature around Motuihe 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 feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Motuihe. However, during late summer, sea temperatures drop down to approximately 15°C (58°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Motuihe?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during January, February, and March when sea temperatures go up to 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish which can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Motuihe: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Motuihe...

Do you know what the the city Kiato in Greece, the island Rabbit in Republic of Ireland, and the city Kobylnica in Poland have in common with Motuihe? Click on the links to find out...