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Bout de L'Etang Surf Guide

Bout de L'Etang in West Reunion is a fairly exposed reef break that only works when conditions are just right. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. Works best in offshore winds from the east. Clean groundswells prevail and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. A left hand reef. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Hazards include sharks and rocks.

Bout de L'Etang Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon reef  redReefIcon  s33.0
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
inconsistent
25.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Bout de L'Etang:

The best conditions reported for surf at Bout de L'Etang occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Bout de L'Etang (for consistent clean waves)?

augustBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Bout de L'Etang with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of August. Clean surfable waves are typically found 77% of the time in August while 13% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 10% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
77%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
13%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
10%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Bout de L'Etang Location Map

Interactive Bout de L'Etang surf break location map. View information about nearby surf breaks, their wave consistency and rating compared to other spots in the region. Current swell conditions from local buoys are shown along with live wind speed and direction from nearby weather stations. Click icons on the map for more detail. The nearest passenger airport to Bout de L'Etang is St Denis Gillot (St.-denis) Airport (RUN) in Reunion Island, which is 26 km (16 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Bout de L'Etang is St Pierre Pierrefonds (St.-pierre) Airport (ZSE), also in Reunion Island, 41 km (25 miles) away.

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Bout de L'Etang Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 08:21 Local Time
Wednesday 25
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m)
1
SW
1
SW
1.1
SW
1.1
SW
Period (s) 13 12 12 12
Wind (km/h)
10
5
5
5
Wind State cross-
off
glass on cross

Swell History at Bout de L'Etang

Surf stats for Bout de L'Etang, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Bout de L'Etang

Wind stats for Bout de L'Etang, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

Other Nearby Breaks Closest To:

Discover surf breaks near Bout de L'Etang. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s33.0
    Reliability: inconsistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: inconsistent
    5km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.3
    Reliability: consistent
    6km away
    • Icon beach  redBeach and reef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: consistent
    7km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s33.2
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    8km away

Wave Buoys Nearest To Bout de L'Etang: