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

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

Shipwrecks Bay is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Shipwrecks Bay varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 13.7°C (56.7°F) in August up to 20.5°C (69°F) in the month of March, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Shipwrecks 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 Shipwrecks Bay?

The current water temperature in the month of June at Shipwrecks Bay is about:
15°C (59°F)

Are there any other surf spots near Shipwrecks Bay?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Shipwrecks Bay. The closest one is Mukerau Beach, which is only 1.8km (1.1miles) away from Shipwrecks Bay. Click here to check out more information on Mukerau Beach and its water temperature. Another good surfspot near Shipwrecks Bay is Taupo Bay, which is 35.9km (22.3miles) away.

Are there beaches near Shipwrecks Bay?

No, there are not too many beaches near to Shipwrecks Bay. One beach, which is not too far away, is Ninety Mile Beach, which is only 33.5km (20.8miles) away from Shipwrecks Bay. Another good beach near Shipwrecks Bay is Bayleys Beach, approximately 64.1km (39.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Shipwrecks Bay?

The water temperature at Shipwrecks Bay is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (69°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, 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 diving at Shipwrecks Bay. Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, temperatures reach lows of 14°C (57°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Shipwrecks 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 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during spring when temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (60-69°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Shipwrecks Bay: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Shipwrecks Bay...

Do you know what the the city Avesnes-le-Comte in France, the city Kauman in Indonesia, and the city Lessines in Belgium have in common with Shipwrecks Bay? Click on the links to find out...