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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Ocean Beach, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Ocean Beach...

Ocean Beach is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Ocean Beach changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 14.6°C (58.3°F) in August up to 22.8°C (73°F) in the month of January, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Ocean Beach 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 Ocean Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of March at Ocean Beach is about:
20°C (69°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Ocean Beach. The nearest one is Pataua, which is just 9.1km (5.7miles) away from Ocean Beach. Click here for more information on Pataua and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Ocean Beach is Mangawhai Heads, which is approximately 18.2km (11.3miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are a few beaches near to Ocean Beach. The nearest one is Whangarei Heads, which is 4.1km (2.6miles) away from Ocean Beach. Another beautiful beach near Ocean Beach is Matapouri, which is roughly 19.1km (11.9miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Ocean Beach?

The sea temperature at Ocean Beach is warm, reaching up to 23°C (73°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 1mm wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine without a rashguard or thin wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late summer, temperatures cool down to nearly 15°C (58°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, 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 bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Ocean Beach?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot 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. However, the conditions change during winter when temperatures reach 18 to 23°C (64-73°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Ocean Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ocean Beach...

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