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

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

Ruapuke is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Ruapuke varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 13°C (55.3°F) in August up to 21.3°C (70.3°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (63°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Ruapuke 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 Ruapuke?

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

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Ruapuke. The closest one is Raglan-Indicators, which is just 8.1km (5miles) away from Ruapuke. Click here to check out more information on Raglan-Indicators and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Ruapuke is Raglan-Whale Bay, which is approximately 8.1km (5miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches close to Ruapuke. The next good one is Whatipu, which is 64.6km (40.1miles) away from Ruapuke. Another fun beach near Ruapuke is Karekare, roughly 67.9km (42.2miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Ruapuke?

The water temperature at Ruapuke is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Ruapuke. However, during July, August, and September, temperatures cool down to nearly 13°C (55°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Ruapuke?

Due to comparatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during January, February, and March when temperatures reach 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Ruapuke: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Ruapuke...

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