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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Snells Beach, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Snells Beach...

Snells Beach is a beach in New Zealand. The water temperature around Snells Beach changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 14.6°C (58.3°F) in August up to 21.8°C (71.3°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Snells 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 Snells Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Snells Beach is ca:
22°C (71°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Snells Beach?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Snells Beach. The nearest one is Omaha, which is 6.5km (4.5miles) away from Snells Beach. Click here for directions and for more information on Omaha and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Snells Beach are Tawharanui, which is roughly 7.2km (4.5miles) away, and Daniels Reef, located ca 9.5km (5.9miles) from Snells Beach.

Are there any other white sand beaches close by?

There are some gorgeous beaches in proximity to Snells Beach. The closest one is Red Beach, which is 12.7km (7.9miles) away from Snells Beach. Another good beach near Snells Beach is Muriwai, which is roughly 32.9km (20.4miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness is recommended for Snells Beach?

The sea temperature at Snells Beach is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Snells Beach. However, during late summer, sea temperatures cool down to 15°C (58°F). During this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Snells Beach?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during January, February, and March when water temperatures go up to 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish which like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Snells Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Snells Beach...

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