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

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Saint clair beach...

Saint clair beach is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Saint clair beach has moderate variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 8.2°C (46.7°F) in July up to 14.6°C (58.3°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Saint clair beach 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 Saint clair beach?

The current water temperature in the month of July at Saint clair beach is ca:
8°C (47°F)

Are there any other surf spots in close proximity to Saint clair beach?

Yes, there are other surf spots close to Saint clair beach. The closest one is Blackhead, which is just 3.3km (2.1miles) away from Saint clair beach. Click here to check out more information on Blackhead and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Saint clair beach is Brighton, which is ca 7.7km (4.8miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches near Saint clair beach?

There are some other nice beaches near to Saint clair beach. The nearest one is St Clair and St Kilda Beaches, which is only 1.3km (0.8miles) away from Saint clair beach. Another good beach near Saint clair beach is Tunnel Beach, which is roughly 1.6km (1miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Saint clair beach?

The sea temperature at Saint clair beach is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (58°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Saint clair beach. However, during summer, sea temperatures drop down to roughly 8°C (47°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people 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 advisable to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Saint clair beach?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during summer. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during January, February, and March when sea temperatures reach 10 to 15°C (49-58°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Saint clair beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Saint clair beach...

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