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Ste Barbe water temperature
Ste Barbe ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.6
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 2.6
Wind and Kite Surfing: 4.2
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.1

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Ste Barbe Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Morbihan – Brittany, France)

Today's Ste Barbe sea temperature is 15.4 °C.

Statistics for 22 Sep (1981–2005) – mean: 17.2 °C, range: 15.9 °C to 18.8 °C

The water temperature (15 °C) at Ste Barbe is quite cool. If the sun does come out as forecast, it should feel warm enough to surf in a good sealed spring wetsuit. Some surfers would prefer to wear gloves and boots too. Effective windchill factor of (11 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

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Surface Water Temperatures
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France Water Temperature Anomaly

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Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

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at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Ste Barbe. 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.

Ste Barbe 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.

Ste Barbe water temperatures peak in the range 17 to 21°C (63 to 70°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 maximum Ste Barbe water temperatures in early to mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. At its coldest at the beginning of March, low water temperatures at Ste Barbe 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 Ste Barbe 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 Ste Barbe. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.