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Tangoio water temperature
Tangoio ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.0
Crowds: 4.5

Overall: 2.7

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Tangoio Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Hawkes Bay, New Zealand)

Today's Tangoio sea temperature is 12.7 °C.

Statistics for 18 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 13.6 °C, range: 12.8 °C to 14.5 °C

The water temperature (12 °C) at Tangoio is fairly cold. Surfers will need a quality steamer wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots because it will be cloudy with an effective air temperature of (9 °C).

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 Tangoio. 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.

Tangoio 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.

Tangoio water temperatures peak in the range 18 to 21°C (64 to 70°F) on around the 9th of February and are at their minimum on about the 23rd of August, in the range 12 to 14°C (54 to 57°F). The warmest Tangoio water temperatures in early to mid February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The minimum water temperatures at Tangoio 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 Tangoio 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 Tangoio. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.