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

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

Tora is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Tora has slight variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 10.8°C (51.4°F) in August up to 17.4°C (63.3°F) in the month of February, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 14°C (58°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Tora 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 Tora?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Tora is ca:
14°C (57°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

There are not many surf spots in close proximity to Tora. The next good one is Breaker Bay, which is only 37.5km (23.3miles) away from Tora. Click here for more information on Breaker Bay and its water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Tora is Airport Rights, which is roughly 38.6km (24miles) away.

Are there white sand beaches in proximity to Tora?

There are not many beaches near to Tora. The closest decent beach is Worser Bay, which is 37.8km (23.5miles) away from Tora. Another beautiful beach near Tora is Paraparaumu Beach, approximately 50.8km (31.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Tora?

The sea temperature at Tora is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Tora. However, during July, August, and September, temperatures drop down to nearly 11°C (51°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some people might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Tora?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (51-60°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during January, February, and March when temperatures range from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Tora: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Tora...

Do you know what the the city Malvicino in Italy, the city Vallet in France, and the city Desvres in France have in common with Tora? Click on the links to find out...