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Cap Frehel water temperature
Cap Frehel ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.2
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.8
Crowds: 2.5

Overall: 3.0

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Cap Frehel Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Cote d'Armor – Brittany, France)

Today's Cap Frehel sea temperature is 12.2 °C.

Statistics for 14 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 11.9 °C, range: 11.1 °C to 13.3 °C

Water temperature (12 °C) at Cap Frehel is rather cold. Despite any sunshine, windchill means the air will feel like -2 °C, so surfers will need to wear a thick winter wetsuit, neoprene hood, gloves and boots to surf at Cap Frehel today.

France Sea Water Temperature

Map of current France
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
France Water Temperature Anomaly

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 Cap Frehel. 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.

Cap Frehel 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.

Cap Frehel sea water temperatures peak in the range 16 to 20°C (61 to 68°F) on around the 17th of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, in the range 9 to 10°C (48 to 50°F). The warmest Cap Frehel sea water temperatures in the middle of August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. At its lowest at the beginning of March, low sea water temperatures at Cap Frehel 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 Cap Frehel 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 Cap Frehel. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.