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

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

Waitara is a coastal city in New Zealand. It is a fairly dense city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 6318 people. The water temperature around Waitara has slight variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 12.4°C (54.4°F) in August up to 20.2°C (68.4°F) in the month of February, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 17°C (62°F) and the best time for water activities is late winter, since Waitara 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 Waitara?

The current water temperature in the month of October in the waters near Waitara is about:
15°C (59°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in close proximity to Waitara. The closest one is Fitzroy Beach, which is just 8.1km (6.9miles) away from Waitara. Click here for more information on Fitzroy Beach and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Waitara are Break water, which is approximately 11.1km (6.9miles) away, and Mikotai, located roughly 11.8km (7.3miles) from Waitara.

Are there gorgeous beaches in proximity to Waitara?

Not many beaches are located close to Waitara. The closest decent beach is Golden Bay, which is more than 136.3km (84.6miles) away from Waitara. If you have some extra time, you can also visit Paraparaumu Beach, which is ca 136.3km (84.7miles) away from Waitara.

What kind of wetsuit do I need for Waitara?

The sea temperature around Waitara 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 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 . Nevertheless, during July, August, and September, temperatures drop down to approximately 12°C (54°F). During this time, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to be able to stay in the water for more than half an hour, but some people might even be fine with a good 2/3mm suit . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the diving and fishing near Waitara?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 12 to 17°C (54-63°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during winter when temperatures range from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F). Fish which can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Waitara: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Waitara...

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