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La Caffrine ratings
Quality on a good day: 1.0
Consistency of Surf: 3.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 2.7

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La Caffrine Surf Guide

La Caffrine in West Reunion is an exposed beach break that has quite consistent surf. Winter is the favoured time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds are from the east northeast. Groundswells more frequent than windswells and the best swell direction is from the south southwest. The beach break provides left and right handers. When it's working here, it can get crowded. Sharks may be a hazard at this break.

La Caffrine Spot Info

Type:Rating:
Icon beachBeachIcon  s32.7
Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
fairly consistent
28.4°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing La Caffrine:

The best conditions reported for surf at La Caffrine occur when a South-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the East-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: spring
The best time of year for surfing La Caffrine with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Spring and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 80% of the time in November while 18% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 2% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
80%
Surfable waves that hold up well for longer rides in prevailing cross-offshore, offshore or light wind conditions.
blown out
18%
Surfable sized waves that are of poorer quality due to prevailing onshore, cross-onshore or windy conditions (may be preferable for kitesurfing).
too small
2%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore La Caffrine Location Map

Interactive La Caffrine 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 La Caffrine is St Pierre Pierrefonds (St.-pierre) Airport (ZSE) in Reunion Island, which is 24 km (15 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to La Caffrine is St Denis Gillot (St.-denis) Airport (RUN), also in Reunion Island, 37 km (23 miles) away.

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La Caffrine Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Sunday, 11 April 2021, 01:27 Local Time
Sunday 11
1AM4AM7AM10AM
Wave (m) 1.8
SSW
1.8
SSW
1.7
SSW
1.7
SSW
Period (s) 15 15 15 14
Wind (km/h) 5
WNW 5
SSE 10
SE 10
SSE
Wind State glass cross cross-
off
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Swell History at La Caffrine

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

Wind History at La Caffrine

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

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Wave Buoys Nearest To La Caffrine:

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.