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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Tunnel Beach, New Zealand

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Tunnel Beach...

Tunnel Beach is a beach in New Zealand. The water temperature around Tunnel Beach varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 7.9°C (46.1°F) in October up to 14.6°C (58.3°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Tunnel Beach 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 Tunnel Beach?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Tunnel Beach is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Tunnel Beach. The nearest one is Saint clair beach, which is just 1.6km (1.1miles) away from Tunnel Beach. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Saint clair beach and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Tunnel Beach are Blackhead, which is 1.8km (1.1miles) away, and Brighton, located roughly 6.1km (3.8miles) from Tunnel Beach.

Are there any other gorgeous beaches near by?

There are a few other gorgeous beaches close to Tunnel Beach. The closest one is St Clair and St Kilda Beaches, which is just 2.9km (1.8miles) away from Tunnel Beach. Another nice beach near Tunnel Beach is Oreti Beach, which is approximately 111.9km (69.5miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Tunnel Beach?

The sea temperature at Tunnel Beach is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (58°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . Nevertheless, during , temperatures cool down to roughly 8°C (46°F). In this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Tunnel Beach?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (46-55°F) during . Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions normally change during winter when sea temperatures range from 10 to 15°C (49-58°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Tunnel Beach: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Tunnel Beach...

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