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

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

Papatowai is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Papatowai changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 7.7°C (45.9°F) in September up to 15.1°C (59.2°F) in the month of January, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Papatowai 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 Papatowai?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Papatowai is ca:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Papatowai. The nearest one is Porpoise Bay, which is 18.3km (11.3miles) away from Papatowai. Click here for directions and for more information on Porpoise Bay and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Papatowai is Dinner Plates, which is approximately 22.3km (13.8miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are not too many beaches in close proximity to Papatowai. A beach that might be worth checking out is Oreti Beach, which is just 59.9km (37.2miles) away from Papatowai. Another beach near Papatowai is Tunnel Beach, which is 65.6km (40.8miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Papatowai?

The sea temperature at Papatowai is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (59°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Papatowai. However, during August, September, and October, sea temperatures come down to nearly 8°C (46°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Papatowai?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during fall. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during December, January, and February when temperatures reach 10 to 15°C (50-59°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Papatowai: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Papatowai...

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