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Pointe De Dinan Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Finistere – Brittany, France)

Today's Pointe De Dinan sea temperature is 10.4 °C.

Statistics for 17 Jan (1981–2005) – mean: 11.4 °C, range: 10.5 °C to 12.2 °C

The water temperature (10 °C) at Pointe De Dinan is quite cold. Despite the sun, windchill of 7 °C means that surfers will need plenty of neoprene. Wear a quality winter wetsuit, a neoprene hood, gloves and boots. A windchill factor of (7 °C).

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 Pointe De Dinan. 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.

Pointe De Dinan 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.

Pointe De Dinan water 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 24th of February, in the range 10 to 12°C (50 to 54°F). The warmest Pointe De Dinan water temperatures in early to mid August require something like a 3/2mm fully sealed wetsuit. At its minimum in the fourth week of February, low water temperatures at Pointe De Dinan 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 Pointe De Dinan 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 Pointe De Dinan. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.