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Awatoto Rivermouth water temperature
Awatoto Rivermouth ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 2.2
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 2.9

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Awatoto Rivermouth Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Hawkes Bay, New Zealand)

Today's Awatoto Rivermouth sea temperature is 17.6 °C.

Statistics for 20 Apr (1981–2005) – mean: 17.0 °C, range: 15.8 °C to 18.0 °C

Cloudy and warm but the water temperature at Awatoto Rivermouth 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.

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Awatoto Rivermouth. 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.

Awatoto Rivermouth Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Awatoto Rivermouth water temperatures peak in the range 18 to 20°C (64 to 68°F) on around the 9th of February and are at their coldest on about the 27th of August, in the range 12 to 14°C (54 to 57°F). The maximum Awatoto Rivermouth water temperatures in early to mid February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The coldest water temperatures at Awatoto Rivermouth 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 Awatoto Rivermouth 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 Awatoto Rivermouth. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.