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

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

Paekakariki is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Paekakariki has slight variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 11°C (51.9°F) in August up to 19°C (66.1°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (60°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Paekakariki 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 Paekakariki?

The current water temperature in the month of June at Paekakariki is about:
13°C (56°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Paekakariki. The closest one is Titahi Bay, which is just 10.7km (6.7miles) away from Paekakariki. Click here for more information on Titahi Bay and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Paekakariki is Breaker Bay, which is ca 25.1km (15.6miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches in close proximity to Paekakariki?

No, there are not many beaches near to Paekakariki. The next good one is Paraparaumu Beach, which is 6.3km (3.9miles) away from Paekakariki. Another beautiful beach near Paekakariki is Worser Bay, which is ca 23.9km (14.8miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Paekakariki?

The water temperature at Paekakariki is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (66°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late summer, sea temperatures reach lows of 11°C (52°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended 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 better to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Paekakariki?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during spring when water temperatures go up to 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Paekakariki: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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