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Awana water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 2.8

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Awana Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Great Barrier Island, New Zealand)

Today's Awana sea temperature is 18.2 °C.

Statistics for 25 May (1981–2005) – mean: 17.4 °C, range: 15.3 °C to 18.3 °C

The Awana water temperature is reasonably warm (18 °C) and the air temperature will similar (windchill forecast 15 °C). A good quality summer wetsuit would be ideal.

New Zealand Sea Water Temperature

Map of current New Zealand
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
New Zealand Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current New Zealand
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

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

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Awana. 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.

Awana 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.

Awana water temperatures peak in the range 20 to 23°C (68 to 73°F) on around the 7th of February and are at their lowest on about the 26th of August, in the range 13 to 16°C (55 to 61°F). Awana water temperatures are maximum in the first part of February. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The lowest water temperatures at Awana in the fourth week of August are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Awana 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 Awana. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.