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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Hourtin Plage, France

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Hourtin Plage...

Hourtin Plage is a surf spot in France. The water temperature around Hourtin Plage changes extremely during the year. The temperature ranges from 10.7°C (51.2°F) in February up to 21.1°C (69.9°F) in the month of August, as illustrated below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (60°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Hourtin Plage 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 Hourtin Plage?

The current water temperature in the month of February at Hourtin Plage is about:
11°C (51°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are a few surf spots in proximity to Hourtin Plage. The nearest one is Le Pin Sec, which is 3.1km (1.9miles) away from Hourtin Plage. Click here for more information on Le Pin Sec and its water temperature. Another surfspot near Hourtin Plage is Carcans, which is ca 9.7km (6miles) away.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

No, not too many beaches are near to Hourtin Plage. One that might be worth checking out is Magdalena, which is more than 145.9km (90.6miles) away from Hourtin Plage. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also visit El Sardinero, which is approximately 178.5km (110.9miles) away from Hourtin Plage.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Hourtin Plage?

The water temperature at Hourtin Plage 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 2-3mm wetsuit might be recommended to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Hourtin Plage. Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, water temperatures come 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 fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods 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 Hourtin Plage?

Due to comparatively large temperature changes during the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter 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 love this temperature range. Nevertheless, the conditions typically change during summer when temperatures range from 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Hourtin Plage: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Some fun facts about Hourtin Plage...

Do you know what the the city Manquiring in the Philippines, the city Marttila in the Finland, and the city Ryman in the Poland have in common with Hourtin Plage? Click on the links to find out...