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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Taylors mistake, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Taylors mistake...

Taylors mistake is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Taylors mistake has moderate variability year round. The temperature ranges from 8.9°C (48°F) in August up to 16.3°C (61.3°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 13°C (55°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Taylors mistake 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 Taylors mistake?

The current water temperature in the month of September at Taylors mistake is about:
11°C (51°F)

Are there any other surf spots near Taylors mistake?

Yes, there are a few surf spots close to Taylors mistake. The closest one is Sumner Bar, which is just 1.7km (1.1miles) away from Taylors mistake. Click here to check out more information on Sumner Bar and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Taylors mistake is Eddies-South Shore, which is roughly 2km (1.2miles) away.

Are there beaches close by?

No, not too many beaches are located in proximity to Taylors mistake. The next good beach is Boulder Beach, which is almost 146.6km (91miles) away from Taylors mistake. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try Worser Bay, approximately 189.6km (117.8miles) away from Taylors mistake.

What wetsuit do I need for Taylors mistake?

The water temperature at Taylors mistake is relatively cold, reaching up to 16°C (61°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 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 diving . However, during late summer, water temperatures reach lows of approximately 9°C (48°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Taylors mistake?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 9 to 14°C (48-57°F) during July, August, and September. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during January, February, and March when water temperatures go up to 11 to 16°C (52-61°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Taylors mistake: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

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