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Wainui Beach – Stockroute Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Gisborne and Mahia, New Zealand)

Today's Wainui Beach - Stockroute sea temperature is 19.6 °C.

Statistics for 22 Mar (1981–2005) – mean: 19.1 °C, range: 17.4 °C to 20.2 °C

The Wainui Beach - Stockroute water temperature is reasonably warm (19 °C) but the air temperature will feel a few degrees cooler (12 °C). A good quality spring wetsuit would be ideal.

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 Wainui Beach - Stockroute. 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.

Wainui Beach - Stockroute 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.

Wainui Beach - Stockroute water temperatures peak in the range 18 to 21°C (64 to 70°F) on around the 7th of February and are at their coldest on about the 23rd of August, in the range 13 to 15°C (55 to 59°F). The warmest Wainui Beach - Stockroute water temperatures in the first part of February require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. The coldest water temperatures at Wainui Beach - Stockroute 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 Wainui Beach - Stockroute 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 Wainui Beach - Stockroute. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.