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

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

Piha is a beach in New Zealand. The water temperature around Piha has slight variability during the year. The temperature ranges from 13.6°C (56.4°F) in July up to 21.8°C (71.3°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Piha 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 Piha?

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

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Piha. The nearest one is Piha, which is just 0.2km (1.6miles) away from Piha. Click here for directions and for more information on Piha and its water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Piha are Karekare, which is roughly 2.5km (1.6miles) away, and Bethells, located roughly 3.8km (2.4miles) from Piha.

Are there any other sandy beaches near by?

There are other gorgeous beaches near to Piha. The closest one is Anawhata, which is only 2.1km (1.3miles) away from Piha. Another beautiful beach near Piha is Karekare, which is approximately 2.4km (1.5miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Piha?

The sea temperature at Piha 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Piha. Nevertheless, during June, July, and August, water temperatures reach lows of approximately 14°C (56°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Piha?

Due to significant sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (56-65°F) during June, July, and August. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during winter when temperatures go up to 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Piha: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Piha...

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