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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Puysegur Trench

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Puysegur Trench...

Puysegur Trench is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Puysegur Trench is close to steady during the year. The temperature ranges from 8.9°C (48.1°F) in September up to 11.5°C (52.6°F) in the month of January, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (51°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Puysegur Trench 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 near Puysegur Trench?

The current water temperature in the month of September in the waters near Puysegur Trench is about:
9°C (48°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Not too many surf spots are in close proximity to Puysegur Trench. The next good one is Dinner Plates, which is almost 257.3km (159.8miles) away from Puysegur Trench. Click here for directions and for more information on Dinner Plates and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Papatowai, which is 279.7km (173.7miles) away from Puysegur Trench. Another good surfspot is Papatowai, located 279.7km (173.7miles) from Puysegur Trench.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are close to Puysegur Trench. One that might be worth checking out is Oreti Beach, which is almost 233.7km (145.2miles) away from Puysegur Trench. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also visit Tunnel Beach, which is 345.4km (214.5miles) away from Puysegur Trench.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Puysegur Trench?

The average water temperature at Puysegur Trench is extremely cold, around 10°C (51°F), with only little variations during the year. Because of this, at least a 4/5mm or even 5/6 wetsuit is required for surfing, snorkelling, or diving at Puysegur Trench. That being said, it can get more chilly early mornings and during windy days. It is highly recommended to bring boots, gloves, and a wetsuit hood. The coldest months are August, September, and October. Even during relatively "warm" days in the summer (December, January, and February) you should wear a thick wetsuit to not transform into an ice cube.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Puysegur Trench?

Diving and fishing conditions are very constant year round. The waters at Puysegur Trench are mostly cold, reaching temperatures between 6 and 11°C (44-53°F). The following fish can often times be found in waters with these temperatures: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Puysegur Trench: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Puysegur Trench...

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