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Guethary - Cenitz water temperature
Guethary - Cenitz ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 4.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.4

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Guethary – Cenitz Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(La Cote Basque, France)

Today's Guethary - Cenitz sea temperature is 13.9 °C.

Statistics for 13 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 13.6 °C, range: 12.7 °C to 14.6 °C

The water temperature (13 °C) at Guethary - Cenitz is quite cool. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good sealed spring wetsuit. Some surfers would prefer to wear gloves and boots too. Effective windchill factor of (11 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Guethary - Cenitz. 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.

Guethary - Cenitz 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.

Guethary - Cenitz sea temperatures peak in the range 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, at 12°C. Guethary - Cenitz sea 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. The minimum sea temperatures at Guethary - Cenitz at the beginning of March 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 Guethary - Cenitz 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 Guethary - Cenitz. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.