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).
(1: Often too crowded. 5: Saint Leu is an isolated spot where you are unlikely to meet other surfers).
(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).
(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).
(1: No convenient places to stay indoors. 5: A wide variety of accommodation near Saint Leu for all budgets from hostels to luxury hotels).
(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).
(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).
(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).
(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).