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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Saint Martin, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Saint Martin...

Saint Martin is an island in New Zealand. It is located in the Otago Harbour island group. The water temperature around Saint Martin changes slightly during the year. 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 shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (55°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Saint Martin 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 Saint Martin?

The current water temperature in the month of January in the waters close to Saint Martin is approximately:
16°C (60°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Saint Martin. The next good one is New Brighton, which is 20.3km (13miles) away from Saint Martin. Click here for more information on New Brighton and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Saint Martin are Lone Pine-Brighton, which is ca 20.9km (13miles) away, and Eddies-South Shore, located roughly 24.2km (15miles) from Saint Martin.

Are there beaches in close proximity to Saint Martin?

No, not many beaches are located near to Saint Martin. A beach, which is not too far away, is Boulder Beach, which is more than 125.9km (78.2miles) away from Saint Martin. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also check out Worser Bay, which is ca 179.4km (111.4miles) away from Saint Martin.

What wetsuit is recommended for Saint Martin?

The water temperature around Saint Martin 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 be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Saint Martin. However, during July, August, and September, temperatures come down to nearly 9°C (48°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Saint Martin?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F) during summer. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during January, February, and March when temperatures range from 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish that can often be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Saint Martin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Saint Martin...

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