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Biarritz - Cote des Basques water temperature
Biarritz - Cote des Basques ratings
Quality on a good day: 4.5
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.5
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 3.5

Overall: 3.2

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Biarritz – Cote des Basques Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(La Cote Basque, France)

Today's Biarritz - Cote des Basques sea temperature is 16.0 °C.

Statistics for 12 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 13.6 °C, range: 12.7 °C to 14.6 °C

The water temperature (16 °C) at Biarritz - Cote des Basques is quite cool. You will need a quality spring wetsuit, and maybe neoprene hood because it will be cloudy with an effective air temperature of just (9 °C). Gloves are a good idea, neoprene boots optional.

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Biarritz - Cote des Basques. 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.

Biarritz - Cote des Basques Water Temperature Graph

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Biarritz - Cote des Basques sea temperatures peak in the range 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their lowest on about the 1st of March, at 12°C. Biarritz - Cote des Basques sea temperatures are maximum in early to 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 temperatures at Biarritz - Cote des Basques 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 Biarritz - Cote des Basques 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 Biarritz - Cote des Basques. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.