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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 surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Piha changes moderately year round. 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 graph 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 April at Piha is approximately:
20°C (67°F)

Are there any other surf spots close to Piha?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Piha. The closest one is Karekare, which is just 2.3km (1.4miles) away from Piha. Click here for more information on Karekare and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Piha is Bethells, which is ca 4km (2.5miles) away.

Are there beaches near Piha?

Yes, there are some other nice beaches close to Piha. The nearest one is Piha, which is 0.2km (0.1miles) away from Piha. Another beautiful beach near Piha is Karekare, which is 2.2km (1.4miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Piha?

The water 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 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for several hours, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during June, July, and August, water temperatures cool down to 14°C (56°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Piha?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (56-65°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during January, February, and March when temperatures range from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish which love this water temperature 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.

Interesting facts about Piha...

Do you know what the the city West Point in the United States, the city Sangaree in the United States, and the city SantAngelo in Villa-Giglio in the Italy have in common with Piha? Click on the links to find out...