Penhors Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide
(France – Brittany – Finistere)
Today's Penhors sea temperature is 12.7 °C.
Statistics for 24 May (1981–2005)
– mean: 13.7 °C,
range: 12.1 °C
to 15.8 °C
The water temperature (12 °C) at Penhors is quite cold. Despite the sun, windchill of 7 °C means that surfers will need plenty of neoprene. Wear a quality winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. A windchill factor of (7 °C).
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)
(click thumbnails to expand)
Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Penhors. 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.
Penhors sea temperatures peak in the range 16 to 20°C (61 to 68°F) on around the 10th 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 highest Penhors sea temperatures in early to mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. At its coldest at the beginning of March, low sea temperatures at Penhors 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 Penhors 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 Penhors. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has stated that a magnitude 8.2 Earthquake beneath the Sea of Okhosk did not generate a destructive Tsunami. However, we suggest that local interests also listen for statements from the Japan Meteorological Agency, located much closer to the source.