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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Whangaroa Basin

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Whangaroa Basin...

Whangaroa Basin is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Whangaroa Basin has moderate variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 16°C (60.9°F) in August up to 21.4°C (70.6°F) in the month of January, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 19°C (66°F) and the best time for water activities is winter, since Whangaroa Basin 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 Whangaroa Basin?

The current water temperature in the month of June near Whangaroa Basin is ca:
17°C (63°F)

Are there surf spots in close proximity to Whangaroa Basin?

Not many surf spots are located close to Whangaroa Basin. A spot, which is not too far away, is Taupo Bay, which is more than 106.5km (66.1miles) away from Whangaroa Basin. Click here for directions and for more information on Taupo Bay and its current water temperature. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also try Shipwrecks Bay, which is approximately 116.2km (72.1miles) away from Whangaroa Basin. Another good surfspot is Shipwrecks Bay, located 116.2km (72.1miles) from Whangaroa Basin.

Are there sandy beaches near Whangaroa Basin?

Not too many beaches are located in close proximity to Whangaroa Basin. The next good one is Ninety Mile Beach, which is almost 86.2km (53.6miles) away from Whangaroa Basin. If you don't mind the drive, you can also try Matapouri, which is 159.2km (98.9miles) away from Whangaroa Basin.

What kind of wetsuit is recommended for Whangaroa Basin?

The sea temperature at Whangaroa Basin is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°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 feel comfortable, but some people might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during July, August, and September, temperatures reach lows of roughly 16°C (61°F). During this time, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top. For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to bring a 4/3 wetsuit.

How is the diving and fishing close to Whangaroa Basin?

Due to significant temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F) during July, August, and September. Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during December, January, and February when temperatures reach 16 to 21°C (62-71°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Whangaroa Basin: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Whangaroa Basin...

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