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

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

Lacanau is a surf spot in France. The water temperature around Lacanau varies extremely 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 interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 15°C (59°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Lacanau 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 Lacanau?

The current water temperature in the month of May at Lacanau is ca:
15°C (59°F)

Are there any other surf spots close by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in proximity to Lacanau. The nearest one is Lacanau Supersud, which is 1.2km (0.7miles) away from Lacanau. Click here for more information on Lacanau Supersud and its current water temperature. Another good surfspot near Lacanau is Carcans, which is 5.6km (3.5miles) away.

Are there gorgeous beaches near by?

Not too many beaches are in close proximity to Lacanau. The closest decent beach is Magdalena, which is 131.6km (81.7miles) away from Lacanau. If you don't mind the drive, you can also visit El Sardinero, which is approximately 167.4km (103.9miles) away from Lacanau.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is recommended for Lacanau?

The sea temperature at Lacanau 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 fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Lacanau. Nevertheless, during December, January, and February, water temperatures come down to 10°C (50°F). During these months, a 5/4 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 carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing close to Lacanau?

Due to significant temperature changes during the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 10 to 15°C (50-59°F) during December, January, and February. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions typically change during summer when temperatures go up to 16 to 21°C (61-70°F). Fish that can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Lacanau: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Lacanau...

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