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Ile d'Oleron - Grand Village water temperature
Ile d'Oleron - Grand Village ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 3.0
Crowds: 4.0

Overall: 3.5

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Ile d'Oleron – Grand Village Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Charente Maritime, France)

Today's Ile d'Oleron - Grand Village sea temperature is 14.7 °C.

Statistics for 22 May (1981–2005) – mean: 15.8 °C, range: 13.8 °C to 18.5 °C

The water temperature (14 °C) at Ile d'Oleron - Grand Village 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 (16 °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 Ile d'Oleron - Grand Village. 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.

Ile d'Oleron - Grand Village Water Temperature Graph

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Ile d'Oleron - Grand Village sea water temperatures peak in the range 19 to 24°C (66 to 75°F) on around the 14th of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, in the range 10 to 12°C (50 to 54°F). Ile d'Oleron - Grand Village sea water temperatures are highest in 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 water temperatures at Ile d'Oleron - Grand Village 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 Ile d'Oleron - Grand Village 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 Ile d'Oleron - Grand Village. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.