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Ile d'Oleron - Chassiron water temperature
Ile d'Oleron - Chassiron ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 5.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.3
Crowds: 3.3

Overall: 3.4

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Ile d'Oleron – Chassiron Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Charente Maritime, France)

Today's Ile d'Oleron - Chassiron sea temperature is 13.5 °C.

Statistics for 25 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 14.2 °C, range: 13.3 °C to 15.2 °C

The water temperature (13 °C) at Ile d'Oleron - Chassiron is fairly cool. Despite the sun, a windchill factor of (6 °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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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Ile d'Oleron - Chassiron. 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.

Ile d'Oleron - Chassiron Water Temperature Graph

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Ile d'Oleron - Chassiron sea water temperatures peak in the range 19 to 24°C (66 to 75°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 10 to 12°C (50 to 54°F). Ile d'Oleron - Chassiron sea water temperatures are maximum 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 Ile d'Oleron - Chassiron 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 Ile d'Oleron - Chassiron 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 Ile d'Oleron - Chassiron. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.