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Makorori Point Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Gisborne and Mahia, New Zealand)

Today's Makorori Point sea temperature is 14.2 °C.

Statistics for 26 Jun (1981–2005) – mean: 15.0 °C, range: 13.6 °C to 16.2 °C

The water temperature at Makorori Point is rather cool (14 °C) and the air temperature will feel similar. A good quality spring wetsuit with optional neoprene boots should suffice. No need for wetsuit gloves.

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 Makorori Point. 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.

Makorori Point 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.

Makorori Point sea water temperatures peak in the range 18 to 21°C (64 to 70°F) on around the 9th of February and are at their lowest on about the 24th of August, in the range 13 to 15°C (55 to 59°F). The warmest Makorori Point sea water temperatures in early to mid February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The lowest sea water temperatures at Makorori Point 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 Makorori Point 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 Makorori Point. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.