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Saint Leu water temperature
Saint Leu ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.8
Consistency of Surf: 3.2
Difficulty Level: 4.2
Wind and Kite Surfing: 1.3
Crowds: 1.8

Overall: 3.1

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Saint Leu Water Temperature and Wetsuit Guide

(Réunion Island, Reunion)

Today's Saint Leu sea temperature is 25.0 °C.

Statistics for 16 Jul (1981–2005) – mean: 23.5 °C, range: 22.7 °C to 24.2 °C

Sunny with warm air temperatures at Saint Leu today (feels like 22 °C once we account for wind), and warmer sea temperatures (25 °C). Wear boardshorts or a shorty, or perhaps a thin summer wetsuit to keep the UV off.

Reunion Sea Water Temperature

Map of current Reunion
Surface Water Temperatures
based on measurements from oceanographic satellites
Reunion Water Temperature Anomaly

Map of current Reunion
Sea Water Temperature Anomalies

(compared with long term averages
at this time of year)

(click thumbnails to expand)

Below is a graph of Historical Sea Surface Temperature for Saint Leu. This has been derived from analysis of two decades of oceanographic satellite measurements of nearby open water. We have calculated the average water temperature variation around the year as well as the extremes that have been observed on each date.

Saint Leu Water Temperature Graph

All of the graphs for the surf breaks presented on Surf-Forecast.com are on the same scale to enable comparison between locations around the world.

Saint Leu water temperatures peak in the range 26 to 29°C (79 to 84°F) on around the 1st of February and are at their coldest on about the 28th of August, in the range 22 to 24°C (72 to 75°F). Year round warm water temperatures at Saint Leu climb to their highest at the beginning of February. Even then a rash vest and board shorts should be fine for surfing at any time of year. Saint Leu water temperatures are always warm but dip to their coldest in the fourth week of August. You'll need a 2mm neoprene top or a shorty at dawn/dusk or if it's windy.

Actual sea surface water temperatures close to shore at Saint Leu can vary by several degrees compared with these open water averages. This is especially true after heavy rain, close to river mouths or after long periods of strong offshore winds. Offshore winds cause colder deep water to replace surface water that has been warmed by the sun. Air temperature, wind-chill and sunshine should also be considered before deciding on the kind of wetsuit needed to stay warm when surfing at Saint Leu. Refer to our detailed weather forecasts for this information.

 

FEATURE UPDATE: we now show red swell icons for 'open sea' swells that are travelling in an unfavourable direction for the surf break. In places, these swells may still wrap around coastlines and produce smaller waves at some breaks. They are also significant for windsurfers and other water users that tend to venture further off-shore.