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Cap Howard ratings
Quality on a good day: 2.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 3.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Cap Howard Spot ID

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Type: reef

Reliability: fairly consistent

Best: Swell SW | Wind SE

Sea Temperature Today is: 27.5 °C

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Monday, 18 December 2017, 03:27 Local time
Monday 18
Wave (m) 2.3
Period (s) 13 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 0
N 5
NE 5
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Cap Howard in West Reunion is an exposed reef break that has fairly consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the optimum swell angle is from the southwest. There is a left breaking reef. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of sharks ,rocks, fire coral and urchins.

Reunion wave energy surf 12 hr forecast

Forecast Wave Energy (Power): 12hrs

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For Black Rocks Jetty, 2 km from Cap Howard.

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At Saint Paul wx, 1 km from Cap Howard.


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Air temperature
25.0 °C

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Overall Cap Howard Surf Consistency and Wind Distribution in December

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  • The nearest passenger airport to Cap Howard is St Denis Gillot (St.-denis) Airport (RUN) in Reunion Island, which is 33 km (20 miles) away (directly).
  • The second closest airport to Cap Howard is St Pierre Pierrefonds (St.-pierre) Airport (ZSE), also in Reunion Island, 39 km (24 miles) away.
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This is the Surf-Forecast page for Cap Howard, Réunion. Use the tab navigation above to view Cap Howard sea temperature, Cap Howard photographs, Cap Howard detailed swell predictions, wind and weather forecasts, Cap Howard webcams, current wind from Réunion live weather stations and Cap Howard tide predictions. The Reunion swell maps link will open up the big picture showing Reunion and the surrounding seas. These swell maps can be animated to show the different swell components, wave energy, wave period, wave heights, together with wind and weather forecasts, current weather and sea state observations from Reunion wave-buoys, passing ships and coastal weather stations. Each of the forecast pages for this surf break feature a global and regional wavefinder tool to locate the best surf conditions in the area around Cap Howard.