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

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

Tawharanui is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Tawharanui changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 14.7°C (58.5°F) in July up to 21°C (69.8°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 Tawharanui 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 Tawharanui?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Tawharanui is about:
20°C (67°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Tawharanui. The nearest one is Omaha, which is just 3.7km (2.3miles) away from Tawharanui. Click here for more information on Omaha and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Tawharanui is Daniels Reef, which is ca 5.2km (3.2miles) away.

Are there beaches near by?

Yes, there are more beaches near to Tawharanui. The nearest one is Snells Beach, which is 7.2km (4.5miles) away from Tawharanui. Another nice beach near Tawharanui is Red Beach, which is 18km (11.2miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Tawharanui?

The water temperature at Tawharanui 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 required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Tawharanui. However, during summer, sea temperatures cool down to nearly 15°C (59°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Tawharanui?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during February, March, and April when water temperatures reach 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Tawharanui: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Tawharanui...

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