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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Te Arai Point, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Te Arai Point...

Te Arai Point is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Te Arai Point changes moderately year round. The temperature ranges from 13.7°C (56.7°F) in August up to 21.6°C (70.8°F) in the month of January, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Te Arai Point 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 Te Arai Point?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Te Arai Point is approximately:
22°C (71°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Te Arai Point. The nearest one is Forestry, which is only 0.6km (0.4miles) away from Te Arai Point. Click here for directions and for more information on Forestry and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Te Arai Point is Mangawhai Heads, which is roughly 5.3km (3.3miles) away.

Are there nice beaches close by?

No, there are not many beaches in proximity to Te Arai Point. A good beach nearby is Snells Beach, which is only 18.1km (11.2miles) away from Te Arai Point. Another gorgeous beach near Te Arai Point is Whangarei Heads, which is 25.6km (15.9miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Te Arai Point?

The water temperature at Te Arai Point is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required 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 diving at Te Arai Point. Nevertheless, during late summer, sea temperatures cool down to approximately 14°C (57°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Te Arai Point?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during winter when sea temperatures go up to 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Te Arai Point: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Te Arai Point...

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