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

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

Wellsford is a coastal city in New Zealand. It is a comparatively little city in proximity to the ocean with a population of 1986 people. The water temperature around Wellsford changes slightly year round. The temperature ranges from 13.7°C (56.7°F) in August up to 21.6°C (70.8°F) in the month of January, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Wellsford 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 Wellsford?

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

Are there surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Wellsford. The closest one is Forestry, which is 10.9km (6.9miles) away from Wellsford. Click here for directions and for more information on Forestry and its current water temperature. Other good surfspots near Wellsford are Te Arai Point, which is 11.1km (6.9miles) away, and Mangawhai Heads, located approximately 13.8km (8.5miles) from Wellsford.

Are there beautiful beaches in close proximity to Wellsford?

No, there are not many beaches near to Wellsford. A beach that might be worth checking out is Snells Beach, which is only 14.9km (9.3miles) away from Wellsford. Another gorgeous beach near Wellsford is Red Beach, which is ca 24.2km (15miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Wellsford?

The water temperature around Wellsford is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for several hours, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late summer, temperatures reach lows of approximately 14°C (57°F). During these months, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Wellsford?

Due to comparatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions change a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (57-66°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions change during winter when sea temperatures range from 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Wellsford: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Wellsford...

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