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

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Te Kauwhata...

Te Kauwhata is a coastal city in New Zealand. It is a comparatively little coastal town in proximity to the ocean with a population of 1174 people. The water temperature around Te Kauwhata changes slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 14°C (57.2°F) in September up to 21.5°C (70.7°F) in the month of March, 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 early spring, since Te Kauwhata 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 Te Kauwhata?

The current water temperature in the month of July in the waters close to Te Kauwhata is approximately:
14°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Te Kauwhata. A spot that might be worth checking out is Karioitahi, which is 28.4km (18.7miles) away from Te Kauwhata. Click here for directions and for more information on Karioitahi and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Te Kauwhata are Whangamata Beach, which is ca 30.1km (18.7miles) away, and Raglan-Manu Bay, located approximately 34.4km (21.4miles) from Te Kauwhata.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, there are not many beaches in close proximity to Te Kauwhata. A beach that might be worth checking out is Whatipu, which is just 42.8km (26.6miles) away from Te Kauwhata. Another gorgeous beach near Te Kauwhata is Karekare, 46.7km (29miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Te Kauwhata?

The water temperature around Te Kauwhata is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°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 more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Te Kauwhata. However, during August, September, and October, sea temperatures cool down to nearly 14°C (57°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Te Kauwhata?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions vary a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during fall. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during February, March, and April when 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 Kauwhata: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Te Kauwhata...

Do you know what the the city Tanjung Sepat in Malaysia, the city Shangchuan in China, and the city Vila Nova da Barquinha in Portugal have in common with Te Kauwhata? Click on the links to find out...