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La Palue water temperature
La Palue ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 3.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 2.5
Crowds: 2.4

Overall: 3.2

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La Palue Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Finistere – Brittany, France)

Today's La Palue sea temperature is 11.4 °C.

Statistics for 17 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 12.2 °C, range: 11.5 °C to 12.8 °C

The water temperature (11 °C) at La Palue is quite cold. Despite the sun, windchill of 8 °C means that surfers will need plenty of neoprene. Wear a quality winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. A windchill factor of (8 °C).

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Surface Water Temperatures
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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 Palue. 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 Palue 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 Palue water temperatures peak in the range 16 to 20°C (61 to 68°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, in the range 10 to 11°C (50 to 52°F). The warmest La Palue water temperatures in early to mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. At its lowest at the beginning of March, low water temperatures at La Palue 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 Palue 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 Palue. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.