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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Stent Road, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Stent Road...

Stent Road is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Stent Road changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 13.8°C (56.8°F) in July up to 21°C (69.8°F) in the month of March, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Stent Road 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 Stent Road?

The current water temperature in the month of November at Stent Road is approximately:
17°C (62°F)

Are there any other surf spots close to Stent Road?

Yes, there are several surf spots close to Stent Road. The nearest one is Back Beach, which is only 16.9km (10.5miles) away from Stent Road. Click here for more information on Back Beach and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Stent Road is Mikotai, which is roughly 18.1km (11.3miles) away.

Are there beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are in close proximity to Stent Road. The closest decent beach is Golden Bay, which is almost 110.6km (68.7miles) away from Stent Road. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Paraparaumu Beach, 131.2km (81.5miles) away from Stent Road.

Which wetsuit thickness is needed for Stent Road?

The water temperature at Stent Road is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during summer, temperatures cool down to nearly 14°C (57°F). In this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Stent Road?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during June, July, and August. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during February, March, and April when sea temperatures reach 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Stent Road: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Stent Road...

Do you know what the the city Ballinteer in Ireland, the city Pesaro in Italy, and Sur Ridge have in common with Stent Road? Click on the links to find out...