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Ohiwa-Port Ohope Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Bay of Plenty, New Zealand)

Today's Ohiwa-Port Ohope sea temperature is 17.5 °C.

Statistics for 08 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 17.6 °C, range: 16.0 °C to 19.0 °C

The water temperature (17 °C) at Ohiwa-Port Ohope is relatively warm. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a summer wetsuit. Effective air temperature of 18 °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 Ohiwa-Port Ohope. 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.

Ohiwa-Port Ohope 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.

Ohiwa-Port Ohope water temperatures peak in the range 19 to 22°C (66 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). Ohiwa-Port Ohope water temperatures are warmest 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 water temperatures at Ohiwa-Port Ohope 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 Ohiwa-Port Ohope 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 Ohiwa-Port Ohope. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.