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

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

Paraparaumu Beach is a beach in New Zealand. The water temperature around Paraparaumu Beach changes slightly 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 shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (60°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Paraparaumu 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 Paraparaumu Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Paraparaumu Beach is ca:
18°C (65°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Paraparaumu Beach. The nearest one is Paekakariki, which is 6.3km (10.3miles) away from Paraparaumu Beach. Click here for directions and for more information on Paekakariki and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Paraparaumu Beach are Titahi Bay, which is 16.5km (10.3miles) away, and Breaker Bay, located approximately 31.3km (19.5miles) from Paraparaumu Beach.

Are there any other white sand beaches near by?

There are not many beaches in close proximity to Paraparaumu Beach. A beach that might be worth checking out is Worser Bay, which is just 30.1km (18.7miles) away from Paraparaumu Beach. Another beach near Paraparaumu Beach is Boulder Beach, roughly 106.8km (66.3miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Paraparaumu Beach?

The sea temperature at Paraparaumu Beach 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Paraparaumu Beach. However, during late summer, water temperatures cool down to approximately 11°C (52°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Paraparaumu Beach?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during February, March, and April when water temperatures range from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Paraparaumu Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Paraparaumu Beach...

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