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Tokomaru Bay water temperature
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Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

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Tokomaru Bay Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(East Cape, New Zealand)

Today's Tokomaru Bay sea temperature is 12.7 °C.

Statistics for 23 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 14.7 °C, range: 13.7 °C to 15.6 °C

The Tokomaru Bay water temperature is rather cold (12 °C). Although it will be cloudy today, air temperatures will be relatively mild, feeling like 14 °C, so feeling about the same in the water as out of it. A winter steamer or even a good quality spring wetsuit and neoprene boots should suffice. Wear a hood and gloves if you have not been surfing for a while.

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 Tokomaru 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.

Tokomaru 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.

Tokomaru Bay sea temperatures peak in the range 18 to 22°C (64 to 72°F) on around the 9th of February and are at their minimum on about the 23rd of August, in the range 14 to 15°C (57 to 59°F). Tokomaru Bay sea temperatures are maximum in early to mid February. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. The minimum sea temperatures at Tokomaru Bay 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 Tokomaru 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 Tokomaru Bay. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.