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Les Sables d'Or water temperature
Les Sables d'Or ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0

Overall: 2.6

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Les Sables d'Or Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Cote d'Armor – Brittany, France)

Today's Les Sables d'Or sea temperature is 16.5 °C.

Statistics for 22 Oct (1981–2005) – mean: 14.8 °C, range: 13.5 °C to 16.0 °C

The water temperature (16 °C) at Les Sables d'Or is fairly cool. Despite the sun, a windchill factor of (8 °C) means that surfers will need a good quality spring wetsuit, a neoprene hood. Some surfers would wear gloves and boots.

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Surface Water Temperatures
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Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

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at this time of year)

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Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Les Sables d'Or. 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.

Les Sables d'Or 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.

Les Sables d'Or sea temperatures peak in the range 16 to 20°C (61 to 68°F) on around the 17th of August and are at their coldest on about the 24th of February, in the range 8 to 11°C (46 to 52°F). The highest Les Sables d'Or sea temperatures in the middle of August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. At its coldest in the fourth week of February, low sea temperatures at Les Sables d'Or 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 Les Sables d'Or 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 Les Sables d'Or. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.