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Lampaul Plouarzel Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Finistere – Brittany, France)

Today's Lampaul Plouarzel sea temperature is 14.0 °C.

Statistics for 28 Nov (1981–2005) – mean: 12.7 °C, range: 11.9 °C to 13.6 °C

The water temperature (14 °C) at Lampaul Plouarzel 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 (8 °C). Gloves are a good idea, neoprene boots optional.

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 Lampaul Plouarzel. 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.

Lampaul Plouarzel 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.

Lampaul Plouarzel sea temperatures peak in the range 16 to 19°C (61 to 66°F) on around the 9th of August and are at their coldest on about the 24th of February, in the range 9 to 11°C (48 to 52°F). The maximum seasonal sea temperatures at Lampaul Plouarzel in early to mid August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. At its coldest in the fourth week of February, low sea temperatures at Lampaul Plouarzel 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 Lampaul Plouarzel 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 Lampaul Plouarzel. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.