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

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

Ngunguru is a coastal city in New Zealand. It is a quite dense city close to the ocean with a population of 1358 people. The water temperature around Ngunguru varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 15°C (58.9°F) in August up to 22°C (71.6°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Ngunguru 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 Ngunguru?

The current water temperature in the month of May near Ngunguru is about:
19°C (66°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Ngunguru. The closest one is Sandy Bay, which is just 4.3km (4.1miles) away from Ngunguru. Click here to check out more information on Sandy Bay and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Ngunguru are Pataua, which is ca 6.7km (4.1miles) away, and Ocean Beach, located 15.8km (9.8miles) from Ngunguru.

Are there beaches close by?

There are several other beautiful beaches near to Ngunguru. The nearest one is Matapouri, which is just 3.5km (2.2miles) away from Ngunguru. Another beautiful beach near Ngunguru is Whangarei Heads, which is ca 13.7km (8.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Ngunguru?

The sea temperature around Ngunguru 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 fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Ngunguru. However, during July, August, and September, water temperatures come down to roughly 15°C (59°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Ngunguru?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during January, February, and March when temperatures go up to 17 to 22°C (63-72°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Ngunguru: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ngunguru...

Do you know what the the city Bunnell in the United States, the city Sidamukti in the Indonesia, and the island Dog in the United States have in common with Ngunguru? Click on the links to find out...