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Takou Bay water temperature
Takou Bay ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Takou Bay Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Northland, New Zealand)

Today's Takou Bay sea temperature is 19.8 °C.

Statistics for 12 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 18.6 °C, range: 16.9 °C to 20.1 °C

Cloudy and warm but the water temperature at Takou Bay will be noticeably colder than the air today. Most surfers will need a spring wetsuit. Feeling warmer out of the water than in the sea today.

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 Takou Bay. 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.

Takou Bay 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.

Takou Bay water temperatures peak in the range 20 to 23°C (68 to 73°F) on around the 7th of February and are at their minimum on about the 20th of August, in the range 14 to 16°C (57 to 61°F). Takou Bay 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 minimum seasonal water temperatures at Takou Bay in mid to late August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots.

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