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Chameau Surf Guide

Chameau in Mauritius is an exposed reef break that usually has waves. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Groundswells are more common than windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the southwest. Best around high tide when the tide is rising. Sometimes crowded. Hazards include locals and sharks, reef, rips, long paddle.

Chameau Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.6°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Chameau:

The best conditions reported for surf at Chameau occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Chameau with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Winter and most often the month of May. Clean surfable waves are typically found 76% of the time in May while 6% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 18% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
76%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
6%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
18%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Chameau Location Map

Interactive Chameau 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 Chameau is Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International (Plaisance) Airport (MRU) in Mauritius, which is 40 km (25 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Chameau is St Denis Gillot (St.-denis) Airport (RUN) in Reunion Island, 192 km (119 miles) away.

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Chameau Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 08:12 Local Time
Sunday 11
7AM10AM1PM4PM
Wave (m) 1.9
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.9
SSW
1.8
SSW
Period (s) 15 15 14 14
Wind (km/h) 15
E 20
E 25
ESE 25
ESE
Wind State cross-
off
off off off

Swell History at Chameau

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

Wind History at Chameau

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

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We hope you find the new 12-day forecasts and additional details useful.

Kudos to everyone who helped us debug this over the past 3 months.

Be sure to click on the Advanced Surf option to see extra details about the sea-state. Look out for crossing swells and short period local wind swells and chop that will often spoil a groundswell even if the wind is perfect. As yet there is no allowance for this in the swell rating. This is something we are working on.