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

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

Espelette is a coastal city in France. It is a comparatively little city close to the ocean with a population of 2032 people. The water temperature around Espelette changes dramatically during the year. The temperature ranges from 10.8°C (51.4°F) in February up to 23.1°C (73.6°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 16°C (61°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Espelette 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 near Espelette?

The current water temperature in the month of September near Espelette is about:
21°C (70°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

Yes, there are several surf spots in proximity to Espelette. The nearest one is Bidart-Plage centrale, which is just 10.1km (6.3miles) away from Espelette. Click here for directions and for more information on Bidart-Plage centrale and its water temperature. Other surfspots near Espelette are Parlementia, which is 10.2km (6.3miles) away, and Les Alcyons Avalanche, located approximately 10.2km (6.3miles) from Espelette.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, there are not too many beaches in proximity to Espelette. The closest decent beach is Magdalena, which is only 49km (30.5miles) away from Espelette. Another beach near Espelette is Salinas, roughly 86.4km (53.7miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness do I need for Espelette?

The water temperature around Espelette is warm, reaching up to 23°C (74°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 1mm wetsuit top or a jumpsuit might be required to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok without a wetsuit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . However, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to approximately 11°C (51°F). During this time, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very good 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 close to Espelette?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions change a lot depending on the time of the year. The temperature ranges from 11 to 16°C (51-60°F) during winter. Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions normally change during July, August, and September when sea temperatures reach 18 to 23°C (65-74°F). Fish which like to roam around in waters of this temperature range include: Bigeye Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, and White Marlin.

Directions to Espelette: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Espelette...

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