Kitesurfing Mauritius - world class waves - an Indian Ocean beauty.
Kitesurfing Mauritius has gained popularity among kiteboarding and wave hungry tourists visiting Mauritius. It is the Southern end of the West coast that offer the best Kite and windsurfing conditions.
Kitesurfing Le Morne: Kitefacts Best winds: May - October (winter season) Wind Conditions:15- 30knots, South East Water Temp: Boardshorts or shorty Water Type: Perfect Waves, Heavy waves and Lagoon flat water Weather: Sunny Tropical Language: Mainly French (but officially English)Currency:
The huge lagoon of the La Prairie / Baie du Cap lagoon, provides a shallow and safe environment and allows downwind glides to Le Morne in the steady South easterly winds which are accentuated by the landscape to blow strong and consistently. the focal point of kitesurfing in Mauritius is Le Morne. This fabulous lagoon surrounded by the reef about 600m out is suitable for both beginners and professionals wanting to push their limits while kitesurfing Mauritius. Beginners should be cautious of currents when learning here and it can get crowded as it is the best kiting in Mauritius.
Outside the lagoon of Le Morne, there are two spots: MANAWA and ONE-EYE great kitesurfing waves which if you want to kitesurf waves, these will blow you away!
Manawa reef is about 800m out and can hold swells from 1m - 8m in cross onshore conditions - it can get huge! on the inside you find closer reefs which can get busy with windsurfers and has a variety of waves.
One Eye is a world class wave and you will be pushed to your limits even as a very experienced wave kiter. But this wave will give you rides to wet you wildest dreams...Be warned that its pretty hairy out there and if you have to get rescued it could co$$t you!!
Mauritius will not disappoint and is a great and unique change from the Maui's, Dominican's and Caribbean side of island life with a touch of France, a hint of Africa and a sprinkle of Asia in the mix.
Getting around If you are staying in Le Morne you may not want to hire a car or scooter and there are plenty of buses and taxis. But if you do hire a car be cautious driving at night as there are stray animals like cows, people, scooters and car in varying conditions who all use the roads and since this is a rural area accidents do happen.
Local Tip: if a taxi goes by on its way to another pickup en route to your destination, ask for "bus fare" price and get about a 10% reduction - the driver may object but its worth a to get a cheaper rate bus fare rate.
Getting there Flights go via Dubai, Qatar and JHB, South Africa and fly into Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport (known as SSR Airport) - you may arrange pickup with where you are staying, catch a bus or taxi.
assistance and map courtesy of Anand Shan
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