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Avaavaroa Passage water temperature
Avaavaroa Passage ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.5
Crowds: 4.6

Overall: 3.7

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Avaavaroa Passage Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Cook-Islands – Rarotonga)

Today's Avaavaroa Passage sea temperature is 25.1 °C.

Statistics for 20 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 23.7 °C, range: 22.3 °C to 25.0 °C

Sunny with warm air temperatures at Avaavaroa Passage today (feels like 22 °C once we account for wind), and warmer sea temperatures (25 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or perhaps a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

Cook Islands Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Cook Islands
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Cook Islands Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Cook Islands
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Avaavaroa Passage. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Avaavaroa Passage Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Avaavaroa Passage sea water temperatures peak in the range 27 to 28°C (81 to 82°F) on around the 1st of March and are at their minimum on about the 21st of August, in the range 22 to 24°C (72 to 75°F). Year round warm sea water temperatures at Avaavaroa Passage climb to their warmest at the beginning of March. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Avaavaroa Passage sea water temperatures are always warm but dip to their minimum in mid to late August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Avaavaroa Passage can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Avaavaroa Passage. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.