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

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

Sandy Bay is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Sandy Bay varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 15°C (58.9°F) in August up to 22°C (71.6°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (65°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Sandy 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 Sandy Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Sandy Bay is approximately:
16°C (61°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Sandy Bay. The closest one is Pataua, which is 11km (6.8miles) away from Sandy Bay. Click here to check out more information on Pataua and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Sandy Bay is Ocean Beach, which is roughly 20.1km (12.5miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches located close to Sandy Bay?

Yes, there are several beautiful beaches in close proximity to Sandy Bay. The nearest one is Matapouri, which is just 1.6km (1miles) away from Sandy Bay. Another fun beach near Sandy Bay is Whangarei Heads, which is roughly 17.9km (11.1miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Sandy Bay?

The water temperature at Sandy Bay is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (72°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 ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during late summer, sea temperatures reach lows of approximately 15°C (59°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Sandy Bay?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during winter when sea temperatures go up to 17 to 22°C (63-72°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Sandy Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Sandy Bay...

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