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Quai du Diable Surf Guide

Quai du Diable in South Reunion is an exposed reef break that has dependable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the north northeast. Most of the surf here comes from groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. Both left and right reef breaks. Good surf at all stages of the tide. Unlikely to be too crowded, even when the surf is up. Take care of urchins, rocks, locals and sharks.

Quai du Diable Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
26.7°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Quai du Diable:

The best conditions reported for surf at Quai du Diable occur when a Southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the North-northeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

novemberBest Season: summer
The best time of year for surfing Quai du Diable with consistent clean waves (rideable swell with light / offshore winds) is during Summer and most often the month of November. Clean surfable waves are typically found 41% of the time in November while 43% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 16% 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).

Explore Quai du Diable Location Map

Interactive Quai du Diable 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 Quai du Diable is St Pierre Pierrefonds (St.-pierre) Airport (ZSE) in Reunion Island, which is 3 km (2 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Quai du Diable is St Denis Gillot (St.-denis) Airport (RUN), also in Reunion Island, 48 km (30 miles) away.

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Quai du Diable Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Tuesday, 17 May 2022, 08:22 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 17 17 16 16
Wind (km/h)
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Swell History at Quai du Diable

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

Wind History at Quai du Diable

Wind stats for Quai du Diable, 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 Quai du Diable. Click below to view there surf guides.

    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.7
    Reliability: consistent
    4km away
    • Icon reef  redReef
    • Icon  s43.6
    Reliability: consistent
    14km away
    • Icon point  redPoint
    • Icon  s43.5
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    15km away
    • Icon pointPoint
    • Icon  s33.1
    Reliability: consistent
    25km away
    • Icon beachBeach
    • Icon  s32.7
    Reliability: fairly consistent
    26km away

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