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Le Petit Minou water temperature
Le Petit Minou ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.8
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.0
Crowds: 2.0

Overall: 2.9

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Le Petit Minou Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Finistere – Brittany, France)

Today's Le Petit Minou sea temperature is 16.0 °C.

Statistics for 20 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 14.8 °C, range: 13.6 °C to 16.2 °C

The Le Petit Minou water temperature is rather cool (16 °C) and the air temperature will feel about the same. A good quality spring wetsuit with optional neoprene boots should suffice. No need for wetsuit gloves.

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Le Petit Minou. 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.

Le Petit Minou 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.

Le Petit Minou sea temperatures peak in the range 16 to 20°C (61 to 68°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their minimum on about the 1st of March, in the range 10 to 11°C (50 to 52°F). The highest Le Petit Minou sea temperatures in early to mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. At its minimum at the beginning of March, low sea temperatures at Le Petit Minou 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 Le Petit Minou 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 Le Petit Minou. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.