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Antibes – Fort Carre Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Cote d'Azur, France)

Today's Antibes - Fort Carre sea temperature is 16.2 °C.

Statistics for 16 May (1981–2005) – mean: 16.8 °C, range: 14.3 °C to 18.4 °C

Sunny with pleasantly warm air temperatures (feels like 20 °C) at Antibes - Fort Carre, yet the sea remains several degrees colder than the air. Most surfers will need a spring wetsuit though a summer suit or even a shorty may suffice for a short session.

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Antibes - Fort Carre. 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.

Antibes - Fort Carre 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.

Antibes - Fort Carre water temperatures peak in the range 20 to 27°C (68 to 81°F) on around the 14th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, at 13°C. Antibes - Fort Carre water temperatures are always warm reach their warmest in mid August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy. The coldest water temperatures at Antibes - Fort Carre 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 Antibes - Fort Carre 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 Antibes - Fort Carre. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.