Anse de Vauville Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
Today's Anse de Vauville sea temperature is 12.7 °C.
Statistics for 07 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 11.8 °C, range: 10.6 °C to 12.9 °C
The water temperature (12 °C) at Anse de Vauville is quite cold. Despite the sun, windchill of 7 °C means that surfers will need plenty of neoprene. Wear a quality winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. A windchill factor of (7 °C).
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 Anse de Vauville. 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.
Anse de Vauville sea temperatures peak in the range 16 to 18°C (61 to 64°F) on around the 15th of August and are at their minimum on about the 25th of February, in the range 6 to 10°C (43 to 50°F). The highest seasonal sea temperatures at Anse de Vauville in mid August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. The minimum sea temperatures at Anse de Vauville mean that you will need a flexible 6/5/4mm wetsuit or a well fitting 5/4mm wetsuit with gloves and 5mm neoprene booties and a hood to surf here in late February.
Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Anse de Vauville 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 Anse de Vauville. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.