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La Courance water temperature
La Courance ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.3
Consistency of Surf: 2.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.2
Crowds: 3.7

Overall: 2.5

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La Courance Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Loire Atlantique, France)

Today's La Courance sea temperature is 8.8 °C.

Statistics for 21 Mar (1981–2005) – mean: 11.0 °C, range: 9.7 °C to 12.5 °C

Very cold water temperature (8 °C) at La Courance. Despite the sunshine, even with a thick winter wetsuit, neoprene hood, gloves and boots it will be difficult to stay comfortable in the sea for long today.

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Surface Water Temperatures
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Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

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at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for La Courance. 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.

La Courance 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.

La Courance sea temperatures peak in the range 18 to 22°C (64 to 72°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, in the range 10 to 11°C (50 to 52°F). The maximum La Courance sea temperatures in early to mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. At its coldest at the beginning of March, low sea temperatures at La Courance 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 La Courance 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 La Courance. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.