Réunion Island

This unfinished page contains text from either the 2003 or 2005 print version of Encyclopedia of Surfing. An updated version, with more photos, is coming soon.

Mountainous French-governed subtropical island located about 400 miles east of Madagascar; home to the long and magnificent left-breaking waves of St. Leu. Réunion was first surfed by two visiting Australians in 1967, and while photos of the waves appeared in the surf press as far back as 1980, it didn't really come to the attention of the surf world at large until 1988, when it was featured as a ...

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