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Le Brisant is at 'L'etang Sale' on the west coast of the island. Easy access from the town, the spot is situated on the reef beyond the beach about 500m out. There is parking 1 minute from the beach.
DistanceIn the city
WalkInstant access (< 5min)
Easy to find?Easy to find
Public access?Public access
Special accessDon't know
Wave qualityRegional Classic
BottomReef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Normal lengthNormal (50 to 150m)
Good day lengthLong (150 to 300 m)
Good swell directionSouthWest, South
Good wind directionSouth
Swell sizeStarts working at 1.5m-2m /5ft-6ft and holds up to 4m+ / 12ft
Best tide positionLow and mid tide
Best tide movementRising and falling tides
Week crowdFew surfers
The take off is relatively easy, except right at the peak when its big. The bowl is made for big airs or digging into the barrel.
There are too often idiots who think that they own the spot and indeed the whole ocean, apart from this - its cool.
Its a really neat wave, fun to surf and epic when over 2 meters, especially because at this size a 'natural selection' magically takes place!
By firstname.lastname@example.org , 12-03-2007
Cool spot, but you need to know how to treat the locals. - Great spot. I have friends there and it's awesome. The locals are really nice and cool, you just have to respect them and the fact that this is their backyard. You are a guest there and you need to be extra careful to follow all the priority rules. They were probably dicks to you cause you did something stupid to make it obvious you were a tourist. Sharks are always a danger to take when surfing, the great surf spots are the ones that are worth the risk. Picture #4 is the spot in the heart of the bay, "La Langue" and I have seen few people ride those because the waves are so big and so close to shore. I consider those nearly unrideable though. love Reunion Island =D
By rambo , 09-05-2006
stop talkin shit!!!!!!! - being a local i can tell there no kooks around here, only cool guys, just give the due respect that u'd like to receive wen u r at home,and u be welcomed like nowhere else on da island! the wave can get some 300meters ride,the picture of it it's just too small to show it ,and there is no 60meters deep channel,it's less than 10meters and the attacks have never been rite on this spot but further both sides of the bay,u can surf it alone at anytime of the day
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