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Ile d'Oleron - Les Boulassiers water temperature
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Difficulty Level: 1.0
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Overall: 3.0

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Ile d'Oleron – Les Boulassiers Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Charente Maritime, France)

Today's Ile d'Oleron - Les Boulassiers sea temperature is 18.8 °C.

Statistics for 19 Aug (1981–2005) – mean: 21.2 °C, range: 19.7 °C to 23.7 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feeling like 21 °C once we account for wind), yet at 18 °C the sea remains several degrees colder than the air at Ile d'Oleron - Les Boulassiers. The majority of surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Ile d'Oleron - Les Boulassiers. 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 - Les Boulassiers Water Temperature Graph

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Ile d'Oleron - Les Boulassiers sea temperatures peak in the range 20 to 24°C (68 to 75°F) on around the 15th of August and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, in the range 10 to 12°C (50 to 54°F). Ile d'Oleron - Les Boulassiers sea temperatures are warmest in mid August. Surfers should use a 2mm long sleeve shorty or a 3/2mm spring wetsuit if the wind is up. At its minimum at the beginning of March, low sea temperatures at Ile d'Oleron - Les Boulassiers 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 - Les Boulassiers 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 - Les Boulassiers. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.