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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near White Island Ridge

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about White Island Ridge...

White Island Ridge is a geographical landform. The water temperature around White Island Ridge changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 14.9°C (58.8°F) in August up to 21.8°C (71.3°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 White Island Ridge 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 White Island Ridge?

The current water temperature in the month of December near White Island Ridge is about:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots near White Island Ridge?

There are not too many surf spots close to White Island Ridge. A spot that might be worth checking out is Ohope Beach West End, which is roughly 23.5km (19.6miles) away from White Island Ridge. Click here for more information on Ohope Beach West End and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near White Island Ridge are Matata, which is approximately 31.5km (19.6miles) away, and Newdicks Beach, located approximately 41.3km (25.6miles) from White Island Ridge.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, not too many beaches are close to White Island Ridge. A good beach nearby is Hot Water Beach, which is almost 93.3km (57.9miles) away from White Island Ridge. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out Whatipu, which is 154.3km (95.8miles) away from White Island Ridge.

Which wetsuit thickness do I need for White Island Ridge?

The water temperature at White Island Ridge 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 2-3mm 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 diving at White Island Ridge. However, during July, August, and September, temperatures reach lows of approximately 15°C (59°F). During these months, a 4/3 wetsuit is required to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a good-quality 2/3mm suit . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to bring a pair of boots and a wetsuit hoodie.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to White Island Ridge?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 15 to 20°C (59-68°F) during July, August, and September. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during December, January, and February when temperatures reach 17 to 22°C (62-71°F). Fish that can frequently be found in waters with these temperatures include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to White Island Ridge: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about White Island Ridge...

Do you know what the the city Costarainera in Italy, the city Punaluu in United States, and the city Santa Clara in Cuba have in common with White Island Ridge? Click on the links to find out...