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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 surf spot in New Zealand. The water temperature around Whatipu varies slightly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 13.6°C (56.4°F) in July up to 21.5°C (70.7°F) in the month of March, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 18°C (64°F) and the best time for water activities is early spring, 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 approximately:
18°C (65°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in close proximity to Whatipu. The closest one is Karekare, which is just 4.4km (2.8miles) away from Whatipu. Click here to check out more information on Karekare and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Whatipu is Piha, which is ca 6.6km (4.1miles) away.

Are there beaches in close proximity to Whatipu?

Yes, there are more nice beaches near to Whatipu. The nearest one is Whatipu, which is just 2.1km (1.3miles) away from Whatipu. Another fun beach near Whatipu is Karekare, which is roughly 4.4km (2.7miles) away.

What wetsuit do I need for Whatipu?

The water temperature at Whatipu is relatively cold, reaching up to 22°C (71°F) in the months of February, March, and April. During this time, in the early fall, a 3/2 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 . However, during June, July, and August, water temperatures reach lows of roughly 14°C (56°F). In this season, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some people might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to carry a pair of boots and a hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Whatipu?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and diving conditions alter 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 love this temperature range. However, the conditions change during February, March, and April when temperatures go up to 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish that 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.

Interesting facts about Whatipu...

Do you know what the the city Claira in France, the city Olejua in Spain, and the city Monmouth Junction in United States have in common with Whatipu? Click on the links to find out...