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Saintes Maries Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Cote d'Azur, France)

Today's Saintes Maries sea temperature is 13.1 °C.

Statistics for 21 Apr (1981–2005) – mean: 13.9 °C, range: 13.0 °C to 14.6 °C

The water temperature (13 °C) at Saintes Maries 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 (19 °C) will make the air and water feel about the same temperature.

France Sea Water Temperature

Map of current France
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
France Water Temperature Anomaly

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 Saintes Maries. 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.

Saintes Maries Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Saintes Maries sea water temperatures peak in the range 20 to 26°C (68 to 79°F) on around the 14th of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, at 12°C. Saintes Maries sea water temperatures are always warm reach their highest in mid August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The lowest sea water temperatures at Saintes Maries at the beginning of March are ideally suited to a 4/3mm wetsuit + 3mm boots, although a 5/3mm wetsuit may be preferable for longer sessions and cold windy days.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Saintes Maries 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 Saintes Maries. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.