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Saint Leu Surf Guide

Saint Leu in West Reunion is an exposed point break that has dependable surf. Winter is the best time of year for surfing here. Offshore winds blow from the southeast. Tends to receive a mix of groundswells and windswells and the ideal swell direction is from the west southwest.The waves is a point break that peels left. A fairly popluar wave that can sometimes get crowded Take care of urchins, sharks,fire coral.

Saint Leu Spot Info

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Reliability:Todays Sea Temp*:
24.0°C*ocean temperature recorded from satellite

Surfing Saint Leu:

The best conditions reported for surf at Saint Leu occur when a West-southwest swell combines with an offshore wind direction from the Southeast.

Surf Forecasts:

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

mayBest Season: winter
The best time of year for surfing Saint Leu 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 78% of the time in May while 15% of the time it tends to be blown out. For the remaining 7% 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).

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Interactive Saint Leu 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 Saint Leu is St Pierre Pierrefonds (St.-pierre) Airport (ZSE) in Reunion Island, which is 23 km (14 miles) away (directly). The second closest airport to Saint Leu is St Denis Gillot (St.-denis) Airport (RUN), also in Reunion Island, 38 km (24 miles) away.

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Saint Leu Surf Forecasts:
Todays Surf Summary
Wednesday, 6 July 2022, 11:36 Local Time
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Wave (m)
Period (s) 16 16 14 14
Wind (km/h)
Wind State off off off off

Swell History at Saint Leu

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

Wind History at Saint Leu

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

Saint Leu Reviews:

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Based on 7 votes.
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Impartial reviews submitted by Surf-Forecast users.
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damien naert from Reunion
“Great wave nice take-off, rolls out for about 5 seconds and you get a massive wall in front of you, the wave goes on and on until it dies a few hundred meters later. It is a jungle out there careful about the sharks, razor sharp reef and wild locals...”

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