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Prima Tregastel Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Finistere – Brittany, France)

Today's Prima Tregastel sea temperature is 12.9 °C.

Statistics for 08 Dec (1981–2005) – mean: 12.2 °C, range: 11.5 °C to 13.1 °C

Cold Prima Tregastel water temperature (12 °C) today. Despite the sunshine, we suggest wearing a thick winter wetsuit, and ideally a neoprene hood, gloves and boots too because of the windchill will make air temperatures feel close to freezing.

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 Prima Tregastel. 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.

Prima Tregastel 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.

Prima Tregastel sea water temperatures peak in the range 16 to 19°C (61 to 66°F) on around the 10th of August and are at their coldest on about the 1st of March, at 10°C. The maximum seasonal sea water temperatures at Prima Tregastel in early to mid August lend themselves to a 4/3mm wetsuit or a 3/2mm suit and 3mm neoprene boots. At its coldest at the beginning of March, low sea water temperatures at Prima Tregastel 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 Prima Tregastel 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 Prima Tregastel. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.