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

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

Papakura is a coastal city in New Zealand. It is a quite little city close to the ocean with a population of 28010 people. The water temperature around Papakura varies 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 illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Papakura 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 Papakura?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters near Papakura is about:
19°C (66°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Papakura. The closest decent spot is Waiheke Is, which is just 20.8km (13.1miles) away from Papakura. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Waiheke Is and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Papakura are Takapuna, which is 21km (13.1miles) away, and Karioitahi, located roughly 21.9km (13.6miles) from Papakura.

Are there beautiful beaches located close to Papakura?

No, there are not many beaches close to Papakura. The closest decent beach is Whatipu, which is just 22.9km (14.2miles) away from Papakura. Another fun beach near Papakura is Karekare, ca 26.2km (16.3miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Papakura?

The water temperature around Papakura 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 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 scuba diving . Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, temperatures drop down to roughly 15°C (58°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is required 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 chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Papakura?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. 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 winter when temperatures range from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Papakura: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Papakura...

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