île de la Réunion, France: Nestled in the Indian Ocean right between Madagascar and Mauritius is Réunion Island. The French department boast an active volcano and a dream terrain for longboarders. The weather is tropical so you can ride all year round. You may have to take time out when cyclones hit the island. But even that is a blessing in disguise as often afterwards the valleys flood forcing road closures making it the perfect spot for shredding. Above snippets from the first longboard competition held by the growing local downhill community.