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Etang-Sale Surf Guide

Etang-Sale in West Reunion is an exposed reef break that has consistent surf. Winter is the optimum time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the ideal swell direction is from the south southwest. There is a left hand reef break. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Beware of Urchin and sharks.

Etang-Sale Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
25.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Etang-Sale:

The best conditions reported for surf at Etang-Sale occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Etang-Sale 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 72% of the time in May while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 14% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
72%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
14%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
14%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Etang-Sale Location Map

Interactive Etang-Sale 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 Etang-Sale is St Pierre Pierrefonds (St.-pierre) Airport (ZSE) in Reunion Island, which is 11 km (7 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Etang-Sale is St Denis Gillot (St.-denis) Airport (RUN), also in Reunion Island, 45 km (28 miles) away.

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Etang-Sale Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Monday, 23 May 2022, 15:41 Local Time
Monday 23
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m)
1.2
SW
1.2
SW
1.2
SW
1.1
SW
Period (s) 14 14 13 13
Wind (km/h)
20
25
20
5
Wind State off off off cross

Swell History at Etang-Sale

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

Wind History at Etang-Sale

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

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