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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Carcans, France

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Carcans...

Carcans is a surf spot in France. The water temperature around Carcans varies significantly year round. The temperature ranges from 9.7°C (49.5°F) in January up to 21.1°C (69.9°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Carcans is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Carcans?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Carcans is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Carcans. The closest one is Lacanau, which is just 5.6km (3.5miles) away from Carcans. Click here for directions and for more information on Lacanau and its current water temperature. Another surfspot near Carcans is Lacanau Supersud, which is ca 6.8km (4.2miles) away.

Are there beaches located close to Carcans?

No, not many beaches are located in proximity to Carcans. A beach that might be worth checking out is Magdalena, which is more than 136.8km (84.9miles) away from Carcans. If you don't mind the drive, you can also check out El Sardinero, roughly 171.4km (106.4miles) away from Carcans.

What wetsuit do I need for Carcans?

The water temperature at Carcans is relatively cold, reaching up to 21°C (70°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be required to be in the water for more than half an hour, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Carcans. However, during winter, sea temperatures drop down to approximately 10°C (50°F). In this season, a 4-5mm wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be recommended to bring a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Carcans?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, diving and fishing conditions vary a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 10 to 15°C (50-59°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions typically change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures reach 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Carcans: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Carcans...

Do you know what the the city Puente-Genil in Spain, the city Gisors in France, and the city Wremen in Germany have in common with Carcans? Click on the links to find out...