La Terriere Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
Today's La Terriere sea temperature is 19.3 °C.
Statistics for 26 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 20.5 °C, range: 19.2 °C to 21.7 °C
Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 23 °C once we account for wind), yet at 19 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at La Terriere. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.
Map of current France
Surface Water Temperatures based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
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 Terriere. 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.
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 Terriere water temperatures peak in the range 19 to 24°C (66 to 75°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). La Terriere water 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 water temperatures at La Terriere 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 Terriere 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 Terriere. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.