Anglet – L'Ocean Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(La Cote Basque, France)
Today's Anglet - L'Ocean sea temperature is 20.8 °C.
Statistics for 29 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 19.0 °C, range: 17.0 °C to 21.1 °C
Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 23 °C once we account for wind), and similar sea temperatures (20 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or better still a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.
Map of current France
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Map of current France
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies
(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)
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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Anglet - L'Ocean. 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.
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.
Anglet - L'Ocean sea water temperatures peak in the range 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, at 12°C. Anglet - L'Ocean sea water temperatures are warmest in early to mid August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. At its coldest at the beginning of March, low sea water temperatures at Anglet - L'Ocean are suited to a 5/4mm or 5/3mm good quality wetsuit with neoprene gloves and 3mm boots. You will need a hood if it's windy or the air is cold.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Anglet - L'Ocean 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 Anglet - L'Ocean. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.