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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Tiritiri Matangi, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Tiritiri Matangi...

Tiritiri Matangi is an island in New Zealand. It is located in the Hauraki Gulf island group. The water temperature around Tiritiri Matangi changes slightly during the year. The temperature ranges from 14.6°C (58.3°F) in August up to 21.8°C (71.3°F) in the month of February, 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 late winter, since Tiritiri Matangi 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 Tiritiri Matangi?

The current water temperature in the month of March in the waters close to Tiritiri Matangi is approximately:
21°C (69°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Tiritiri Matangi. The nearest one is Long Bay, which is 9.7km (6.5miles) away from Tiritiri Matangi. Click here for more information on Long Bay and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Tiritiri Matangi are Orewa Beach, which is approximately 10.5km (6.5miles) away, and Takapuna, located approximately 14.5km (9miles) from Tiritiri Matangi.

Are there nice beaches near by?

Yes, there are more beaches in close proximity to Tiritiri Matangi. The nearest one is Red Beach, which is 10.8km (6.7miles) away from Tiritiri Matangi. Another nice beach near Tiritiri Matangi is Snells Beach, which is ca 15.4km (9.6miles) away.

What wetsuit thickness is recommended for Tiritiri Matangi?

The water temperature around Tiritiri Matangi is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving around Tiritiri Matangi. However, during late summer, sea temperatures come down to 15°C (58°F). During this season, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended 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 hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Tiritiri Matangi?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (58-67°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions usually change during January, February, and March when sea temperatures go up to 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Tiritiri Matangi: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Tiritiri Matangi...

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