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

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

Orewa Beach is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Orewa Beach changes 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 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 late winter, since Orewa 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 Orewa Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of October at Orewa Beach is approximately:
17°C (63°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Orewa Beach. The nearest one is Long Bay, which is 7.3km (4.6miles) away from Orewa Beach. Click here for more information on Long Bay and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Orewa Beach is Takapuna, which is 14.5km (9miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

Yes, there are a few other beaches in proximity to Orewa Beach. The nearest one is Red Beach, which is 0.8km (0.5miles) away from Orewa Beach. Another fun beach near Orewa Beach is Snells Beach, which is ca 11.9km (7.4miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Orewa Beach?

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

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Orewa Beach?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during January, February, and March when water temperatures reach 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Orewa Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Orewa Beach...

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