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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Turnagain Canyon

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Turnagain Canyon...

Turnagain Canyon is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Turnagain Canyon varies slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 11.9°C (53.4°F) in August up to 18.1°C (64.7°F) in the month of April, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (60°F) and the best time for water activities is spring, since Turnagain Canyon 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 Turnagain Canyon?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Turnagain Canyon is about:
14°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots near Turnagain Canyon?

There are not too many surf spots close to Turnagain Canyon. A good spot nearby is The Gap, which is 31km (48.9miles) away from Turnagain Canyon. Click here to check out more information on The Gap and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Turnagain Canyon are Tora, which is approximately 78.7km (48.9miles) away, and Paekakariki, located ca 97km (60.2miles) from Turnagain Canyon.

Are there beaches close by?

No, not too many beaches are located near to Turnagain Canyon. A beach that might be worth checking out is Paraparaumu Beach, which is almost 96km (59.6miles) away from Turnagain Canyon. If you don't mind the long travel, you can also try Worser Bay, which is 106.6km (66.2miles) away from Turnagain Canyon.

What wetsuit is recommended for Turnagain Canyon?

The water temperature at Turnagain Canyon is relatively cold, reaching up to 18°C (65°F) in the months of March, April, and May. During this time, in the fall, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Turnagain Canyon. Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, temperatures cool down to roughly 12°C (53°F). During this time, a 3-4mm wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for extended hours, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Turnagain Canyon?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (53-62°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during spring when temperatures reach 13 to 18°C (56-65°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Turnagain Canyon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Turnagain Canyon...

Do you know what the the city McKinley in the Philippines, the city Newport in the United States, and the city Esporles in the Spain have in common with Turnagain Canyon? Click on the links to find out...