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

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

Whatipu is a beach in New Zealand. The water temperature around Whatipu has average variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 13.6°C (56.4°F) in July up to 21°C (69.8°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 Whatipu 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 Whatipu?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Whatipu is about:
18°C (65°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Whatipu. The closest one is Whatipu, which is just 2.1km (2.6miles) away from Whatipu. Click here to check out more information on Whatipu and its water temperature. Other good surfspots near Whatipu are Karekare, which is roughly 4.2km (2.6miles) away, and Piha, located roughly 6km (3.7miles) from Whatipu.

Are there any other beaches close to Whatipu?

Yes, there are several other nice beaches near to Whatipu. The nearest one is Karekare, which is only 3.9km (2.4miles) away from Whatipu. Another gorgeous beach near Whatipu is Piha, which is ca 6.1km (3.8miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Whatipu?

The water temperature at Whatipu is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of December, January, and February. During this time, in the summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Whatipu. However, during June, July, and August, temperatures cool down to nearly 14°C (56°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to have a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Whatipu?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter quite a bit depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 14 to 19°C (56-65°F) during June, July, and August. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions usually change during December, January, and February when temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Whatipu: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Whatipu...

Do you know what the the city Calasparra in Spain, the city Buros in France, and the city Greenhills in Ireland have in common with Whatipu? Click on the links to find out...