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La Govelle water temperature
La Govelle ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.1
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 2.9
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.4
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 3.3

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La Govelle Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Loire Atlantique, France)

Today's La Govelle sea temperature is 18.5 °C.

Statistics for 16 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 18.4 °C, range: 17.2 °C to 19.6 °C

Cloudy and warm but the water temperature at La Govelle will be noticeably colder than the air today. Most surfers will need a spring wetsuit. Feeling warmer out of the water than in the sea today.

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Map of current France
Surface Water Temperatures
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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 La Govelle. 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 Govelle 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.

La Govelle sea temperatures peak in the range 18 to 22°C (64 to 72°F) on around the 13th 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 warmest La Govelle sea temperatures in the third week of August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. At its coldest at the beginning of March, low sea temperatures at La Govelle 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 Govelle 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 Govelle. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

 

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.