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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Raglan-Manu Bay, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Raglan-Manu Bay...

Raglan-Manu Bay is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Raglan-Manu Bay changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 13°C (55.3°F) in August up to 21.1°C (70°F) in the month of January, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Raglan-Manu Bay 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 Raglan-Manu Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Raglan-Manu Bay is ca:
21°C (70°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Raglan-Manu Bay. The nearest one is Raglan-Whale Bay, which is just 0.9km (0.5miles) away from Raglan-Manu Bay. Click here for more information on Raglan-Whale Bay and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Raglan-Manu Bay is Raglan-Indicators, which is 1.2km (0.7miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches near by?

There are not too many beaches in proximity to Raglan-Manu Bay. The closest decent beach is Whatipu, which is 57.2km (35.5miles) away from Raglan-Manu Bay. Another gorgeous beach near Raglan-Manu Bay is Karekare, approximately 60.6km (37.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Raglan-Manu Bay?

The sea temperature at Raglan-Manu Bay is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late summer, temperatures cool down to approximately 13°C (55°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 chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Raglan-Manu Bay?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during December, January, and February when water temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which can frequently be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Raglan-Manu Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Raglan-Manu Bay...

Do you know what the the city Los Bahuises in Mexico, the city Wittenborn in Germany, and the city Shalang in China have in common with Raglan-Manu Bay? Click on the links to find out...