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Saint Leu Reviews and Ratings

(Réunion Island, Reunion)

Visitor reviews of Saint Leu surf break

  • January 29, 2014
    damien naert from Reunion

    Great wave nice take-off, rolls out for about 5 seconds and you get a massive wall in front of you, the wave goes on and on until it dies a few hundred meters later. It is a jungle out there careful about the sharks, razor sharp reef and wild locals...

  • Saint Leu Ratings

    Based on 3 votes. Vote

    Quality on a good day: 4.3

    (1 star: Even when the swell and winds are optimum, the waves are poor quality, 5 stars: If conditions are right, the waves will be World Class).

    Consistency of Surf: 4.0

    (1: Saint Leu is a fickle surf spot that only works a few times a year. 5: Reliable year-round spot).

    Regional Rating: 5.0

    (1: Saint Leu is usually very poor quality compared to other spots in Réunion Island. 5: the best break in Réunion Island).

    Difficulty Level: 4.0

    (1: Suitable for Groms. 3: Intermediates. 5: Expert tow-in surfers only).

    Onshore Wind: 1.5

    (1: even a light onshore ruins the surf. 5: Saint Leu can offer better rides with a light wind behind them).

    Other Options: 3.5

    (1: If wind or tide conditions are poor at Saint Leu, it will be poor everywhere nearby. 5: other locations nearby provide a rich variety of wind and swell exposures).

    Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.5

    (1: An unsuitable spot. 5: Wind and wave conditions at Saint Leu are often excellent).

    Water Quality: 2.3

    (1: Known health risks from pollution. 5: Never any pollution).

    Crowds: 2.0

    (1: Often too crowded. 5: Saint Leu is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).

    Access: 5.0

    (1: Getting to Saint Leu requires an overland expedition or chartering a boat. 3: A 30 minute walk from the nearest parking. 5: Park a vehicle right by the break).

    Scenery: 4.5

    (1: An ugly industrial backdrop. 5: A spectacular setting).

    Local Attitude: 3.0

    (1: Locals are hostile to visitors. 5: Either there are no locals who surf, or else they are accommodating and friendly).

    Accommodation: 4.0

    (1: No convenient places to stay indoors. 5: A wide variety of accommodation near Saint Leu for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).

    Camping: 1.0

    (1: Camping at Saint Leu is not possible. 3: Camping tolerated but no facilities. 5: A nearby camp ground has excellent facilities and a good vibe).

    Entertainment: 3.5

    (1: Besides the surf and the solitude there is nothing to do when it is flat. 5: Saint Leu is in such an interesting area to visit that getting wet is a bonus).

    Equipment and Repairs: 4.5

    (1: Nothing can be sourced, not even wax. 5: Quality surfing equipment can be purchased or hired. Major repairs can be fixed too).

    Eating: 3.5

    (1: Bring your own food, there isn't even a shop. 5: A wide variety of places to eat and drink at Saint Leu, from fast food and cafes to fancy restaurants).

    Drinking: 3.0

    (1: Alcohol is not allowed in the country. 5: There is an excellent pub near Saint Leu where you can stay or park a camper van overnight).