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Gigaro water temperature
Gigaro ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.8

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Gigaro Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Cote d'Azur, France)

Today's Gigaro sea temperature is 29.5 °C.

Statistics for 15 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 23.6 °C, range: 20.4 °C to 26.7 °C

Sunny with very warm air temperatures, feeling like 27 °C once we account for any wind. Sea temperatures (29 °C) very warm too. Staying comfortable in the water at Gigaro won't be a problem, but wear at least a rash-vest to keep the UV off.

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 Gigaro. 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.

Gigaro 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.

Gigaro sea temperatures peak in the range 22 to 27°C (72 to 81°F) on around the 15th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, at 13°C. Gigaro sea temperatures are always warm reach their highest in mid August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The coldest sea temperatures at Gigaro 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 Gigaro 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 Gigaro. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.