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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Stephens, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Stephens...

Stephens is an island in New Zealand. It is one of the islands of the Marlborough Sounds island group. The water temperature around Stephens varies slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 12.5°C (54.6°F) in September up to 18.6°C (65.5°F) in the month of March, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, since Stephens 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 near Stephens?

The current water temperature in the month of February near Stephens is ca:
17°C (62°F)

Are there surf spots located close to Stephens?

There are not many surf spots close to Stephens. A spot, which is not too far away, is Titahi Bay, which is roughly 52.9km (33.9miles) away from Stephens. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Titahi Bay and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Stephens are Paekakariki, which is approximately 54.6km (33.9miles) away, and Houghton Bay, located roughly 61.8km (38.4miles) from Stephens.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

There are not too many beaches in proximity to Stephens. The next good one is Paraparaumu Beach, which is only 53.5km (33.2miles) away from Stephens. Another good beach near Stephens is Golden Bay, which is approximately 61.8km (38.4miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Stephens?

The sea temperature around Stephens is relatively cold, reaching up to 19°C (65°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving around Stephens. Nevertheless, during early fall, temperatures come down to 13°C (55°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing close to Stephens?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 13 to 18°C (55-64°F) during August, September, and October. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during spring when sea temperatures reach 14 to 19°C (56-65°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Stephens: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Stephens...

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