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Biarritz - Grande Plage water temperature
Biarritz - Grande Plage ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.5
Difficulty Level: 2.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 4.1

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Biarritz – Grande Plage Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(La Cote Basque, France)

Today's Biarritz - Grande Plage sea temperature is 14.2 °C.

Statistics for 15 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 15.1 °C, range: 13.9 °C to 16.3 °C

The water temperature (14 °C) at Biarritz - Grande Plage is quite cool. If the sun shines as we have forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good spring wetsuit. Effective windchill factor of (19 °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 Biarritz - Grande Plage. 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.

Biarritz - Grande Plage Water Temperature Graph

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