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Teiki Mathieu Baillan surfing a self-made Alaya surfboard in Macaroni, Mentawaï, Indonesia. Photo by C. Naslain, 2009.

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 Reunion Island

Africa

This tropical island provides mainly reef breaks with worldwide famous breaks like St Leu. But even beginners can find spots on the rare beach breaks. Water temperatures are 24 to 30. The East coast has heavy rainfall. There's no lagoon. It's a rocky coastline. The West coast is completely different with lower rainfall. This coast has the best spots. You'll find reef spots here because of the lagoon.
November to April: Summer (hot and humid). It's the typhoon season.
May to October: Winter (cool and dry). It's the best time for surf.

Sept 2006:
Since some month a lot of shark attack happend on reunion island. In August there was a fatal shark and some others impressive ones, so be carrefull guys!

Location: Southern Africa, island in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar
Geographic coordinates: 21° 3.6' S, 55° 21.6' E
Coastline km: km
Climate: tropical, but temperature moderates with elevation; cool and dry (May to November), hot and rainy (November to April)
Terrain: mostly rugged and mountainous; fertile lowlands along coast
Elevation:
Natural hazards: hurricanes (cyclones), flooding, volcanic activity
Currency: Euro
Population:
Languages: French
Capital: Saint-Denis
Divisions: oversea region of France

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Seasons
Jan/Feb Mar/Apr May/Jun Jul/Aug Sep/Oct Nov/Dec
Best Surfing Season
Typical Swell Size
Surf Equipment Boardshorts Boardshorts Boardshorts Shorty Boardshorts Boardshorts
Water temp. 28°C
82°F
27°C
81°F
26°C
79°F
24°C
75°F
25°C
77°F
26°C
79°F
Air temp. 27°C
81°F
26°C
79°F
25°C
77°F
25°C
77°F
24°C
75°F
25°C
77°F
Climate

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Trip: La Réunion hiver 2006
By titou
From Dec 26, 2006 to Jan 3, 2007

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Trip: La Réunion sept. 2005
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From Sep 27, 2005 to Oct 2, 2005

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By briss , 06-12-2010

du surf a rodrigues?? - je voudrais faire un surf trip a rodrigues et j ai besoin de renseignements :les recifs sont ils accessibles a la nage ou faut il un bateau ?est ce que les vagues valent le coup? et je suis preneur de toute infos pratique pour aller a rodrigues comme il y a t il des possibilité de louer un vehicule vu que le tourisme y est peu developpé ...

By Anonymous , 02-11-2009

no swell - beginning november, no swell 'til next year

By Anonymous , 02-11-2009

saint leu - très bon lodging au dodo spot, vague longue, locaux menteurs

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