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Takapuna-North Reef water temperature
Takapuna-North Reef ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.9
Consistency of Surf: 1.8
Difficulty Level: 2.4
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.6
Crowds: 2.8

Overall: 3.5

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Takapuna-North Reef Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Auckland, New Zealand)

Today's Takapuna-North Reef sea temperature is 18.1 °C.

Statistics for 18 May (1981–2005) – mean: 17.2 °C, range: 15.4 °C to 18.0 °C

The Takapuna-North Reef water temperature is reasonably warm (18 °C) but the air temperature will feel a few degrees cooler (14 °C). A good quality spring wetsuit would be ideal.

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Takapuna-North Reef. 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.

Takapuna-North Reef 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.

Takapuna-North Reef water temperatures peak in the range 19 to 22°C (66 to 72°F) on around the 8th of February and are at their lowest on about the 20th of August, in the range 13 to 15°C (55 to 59°F). Takapuna-North Reef water temperatures are highest 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 lowest water temperatures at Takapuna-North Reef in mid to late 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 Takapuna-North Reef 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 Takapuna-North Reef. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.