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

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

Pataua is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Pataua varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 15°C (58.9°F) in August up to 22°C (71.6°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Pataua 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 Pataua?

The current water temperature in the month of June at Pataua is ca:
17°C (63°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Pataua. The nearest one is Ocean Beach, which is only 9.1km (5.7miles) away from Pataua. Click here to check out more information on Ocean Beach and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Pataua is Sandy Bay, which is ca 11km (6.8miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are a few other gorgeous beaches close to Pataua. The nearest one is Whangarei Heads, which is just 7.2km (4.5miles) away from Pataua. Another good beach near Pataua is Matapouri, which is 10.1km (6.3miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Pataua?

The sea temperature at Pataua is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (72°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, temperatures reach lows of 15°C (59°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Pataua?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during winter when temperatures reach 17 to 22°C (63-72°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 Pataua: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Pataua...

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