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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Raupo Bay, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Raupo Bay...

Raupo Bay is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Raupo Bay varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 8.9°C (48°F) in August up to 16.3°C (61.3°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 12°C (54°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Raupo 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 Raupo Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Raupo Bay is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots located close to Raupo Bay?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Raupo Bay. The closest one is Hickory Bay, which is 8.7km (5.4miles) away from Raupo Bay. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Hickory Bay and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Raupo Bay is Taylors mistake, which is approximately 14.3km (8.9miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches near Raupo Bay?

Not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Raupo Bay. The closest decent one is Boulder Beach, which is almost 151.3km (94miles) away from Raupo Bay. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Worser Bay, roughly 187km (116.2miles) away from Raupo Bay.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Raupo Bay?

The sea temperature at Raupo Bay is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during late summer, sea temperatures come down to roughly 9°C (48°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Raupo Bay?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F) during July, August, and September. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during January, February, and March when water temperatures go up to 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Raupo Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Raupo Bay...

Do you know what the the city Nanhe in China, the city Beaconsfield in Australia, and the city Guipry in France have in common with Raupo Bay? Click on the links to find out...