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

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

Oreti Beach is a beach in New Zealand. The water temperature around Oreti Beach changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 9.9°C (49.8°F) in August up to 16.2°C (61.2°F) in the month of January, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Oreti 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 Oreti Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Oreti Beach is approximately:
11°C (53°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Oreti Beach. The next good one is Dinner Plates, which is about 40.9km (27.3miles) away from Oreti Beach. Click here for directions and for more information on Dinner Plates and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Oreti Beach are Porpoise Bay, which is ca 44km (27.3miles) away, and Papatowai, located approximately 59.8km (37.1miles) from Oreti Beach.

Are there any other beaches located close to Oreti Beach?

No, not many beaches are located in close proximity to Oreti Beach. The closest decent beach is Tunnel Beach, which is more than 112.9km (70.1miles) away from Oreti Beach. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out St Clair and St Kilda Beaches, roughly 115.8km (71.9miles) away from Oreti Beach.

What wetsuit is needed for Oreti Beach?

The water temperature at Oreti Beach is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Oreti Beach. However, during late summer, sea temperatures drop down to approximately 10°C (50°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Oreti Beach?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 10 to 15°C (50-59°F) during July, August, and September. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during December, January, and February when water temperatures reach 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Oreti Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Oreti Beach...

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