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

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

Wairaiki is a surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Wairaiki varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 13.6°C (56.5°F) in August up to 19.7°C (67.5°F) in the month of February, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Wairaiki 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 Wairaiki?

The current water temperature in the month of January at Wairaiki is approximately:
18°C (65°F)

Are there any other surf spots close to Wairaiki?

Not too many surf spots are located in close proximity to Wairaiki. The next good one is Stent Road, which is almost 106.3km (66miles) away from Wairaiki. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Stent Road and its water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Titahi Bay, which is roughly 120.3km (74.7miles) away from Wairaiki.

Are there nice beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in close proximity to Wairaiki. The next good one is Golden Bay, which is only 13.2km (8.2miles) away from Wairaiki. Another fun beach near Wairaiki is Boulder Beach, which is roughly 70.1km (43.6miles) away.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for Wairaiki?

The water temperature at Wairaiki is relatively cold, reaching up to 20°C (68°F) in the months of January, February, and March. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required 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 Wairaiki. Nevertheless, during late summer, temperatures reach lows of roughly 14°C (56°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Wairaiki?

Due to relatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions change quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (56-65°F) during summer. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during winter when water temperatures range from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish that like to swim in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Wairaiki: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Wairaiki...

Do you know what the the city Toifeu in Indonesia, the city Tonder in Denmark, and the city Pandiyan in Indonesia have in common with Wairaiki? Click on the links to find out...