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Roches Noires ratings
Quality on a good day: 3.0
Consistency of Surf: 4.0
Difficulty Level: 1.0
Crowds: 3.0

Overall: 3.2

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Roches Noires Surf Guide

Roches Noires in West Reunion is an exposed reef break that has reliable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. The best wind direction is from the east southeast. Tends to receive distant groundswells and the best swell direction is from the southwest. A reef breaks left. When the surf is up, it can get quite busy in the water. Beware of sharks,fire coral and urchins.

Roches Noires Spot Info

Type:Rating:
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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
consistent
28.9°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Roches Noires:

The best conditions reported for surf at Roches Noires 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 Roches Noires (for consistent clean waves)?

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Roches Noires 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 83% of the time in May while 14% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 3% of the time it is considered too small by most surfers but may still be OK for beginners and groms at times.
clean
83%
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
3%
Waves usually considered too small for good surf. Some wave-magnet breaks may still work though if conditions are right (on occasion).

Explore Roches Noires Location Map

Interactive Roches Noires 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 Roches Noires is St Denis Gillot (St.-denis) Airport (RUN) in Reunion Island, which is 34 km (21 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Roches Noires is St Pierre Pierrefonds (St.-pierre) Airport (ZSE), also in Reunion Island, 37 km (23 miles) away.

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Roches Noires Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Saturday, 6 March 2021, 15:42 Local Time
Saturday 06
1PM4PM7PM10PM
Wave (m) 1.5
SSW
1.4
SSW
1.3
SSW
1.2
SSW
Period (s) 14 13 13 13
Wind (km/h) 25
NNE 25
NNE 25
NNE 25
NE
Wind State cross cross cross cross-
off

Swell History at Roches Noires

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

Wind History at Roches Noires

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

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