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Bud Bud water temperature
Bud Bud ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.2
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.9
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 3.4

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Bud Bud Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Vendee, France)

Today's Bud Bud sea temperature is 16.5 °C.

Statistics for 22 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 16.7 °C, range: 15.0 °C to 18.0 °C

The water temperature (16 °C) at Bud Bud is fairly cool. Despite the sun, a windchill factor of (5 °C) means that surfers will need a good quality spring wetsuit, a neoprene hood. Some surfers would wear gloves and boots.

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Surface Water Temperatures
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France Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current France
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

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at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Bud Bud. 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.

Bud Bud Water Temperature Graph

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.

Bud Bud sea temperatures peak in the range 19 to 24°C (66 to 75°F) on around the 11th of August and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, in the range 10 to 11°C (50 to 52°F). Bud Bud sea temperatures are maximum in the second week of August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. At its minimum at the beginning of March, low sea temperatures at Bud Bud 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 Bud Bud 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 Bud Bud. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.