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Haumoana River Mouth water temperature
Haumoana River Mouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.3
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.2

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Haumoana River Mouth Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Hawkes Bay, New Zealand)

Today's Haumoana River Mouth sea temperature is 19.7 °C.

Statistics for 25 Feb (1981–2005) – mean: 18.8 °C, range: 17.5 °C to 20.8 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 25 °C once we account for air movement. In contrast the sea remains relatively cold (19 °C). Surfers should wear a spring or summer wetsuit though no doubt some would wear less neoprene on such a warm day, no matter what temperature the sea is.

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)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Haumoana River Mouth. 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.

Haumoana River Mouth 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.

Haumoana River Mouth sea temperatures peak in the range 18 to 20°C (64 to 68°F) on around the 7th of February and are at their lowest on about the 27th of August, in the range 12 to 14°C (54 to 57°F). The maximum Haumoana River Mouth sea temperatures in the first part of February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The lowest sea temperatures at Haumoana River Mouth in the last days 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 Haumoana River Mouth 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 Haumoana River Mouth. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.