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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 Surf Guide

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.

Cap Howard Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.1°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Cap Howard:

The best conditions reported for surf at Cap Howard occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

What's the best time of year to surf Cap Howard (for consistent clean waves)?

julyBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Cap Howard with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of July. Clean surfable waves are typically found 82% of the time in July while 12% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 6% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

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Interactive Cap Howard 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 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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Cap Howard Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 20 April 2021, 00:00 Local Time
Tuesday 20
Wave (m) 1.6
Period (s) 12 12 12 11
Wind (km/h) 5
S 5
SW 5
Wind State glass cross cross-

Swell History at Cap Howard

Surf stats for Cap Howard, see the swell variation by month or season on the history page here.

Wind History at Cap Howard

Wind stats for Cap Howard, see the variation in direction and stength by month or season on the history page here.

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