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Kitesurf & Surf in Mauritius

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One of the most exciting place on earth for kitesurfing and surfing, Mauritius Island is blessed with some world class spots, along the best beaches. An amazing and exciting combination, calling pros and amateurs back every year to the island of Santosha (Yes the unknown island in the 1974  great classic “Forgotten Island of Santosha” was indeed Mauritius) .

If you ever asked yourself this questions : Where to go surfing in Mauritius or where to go kitesurfing in Mauritius; Where is the best Surf spots in Mauritius; Where is the best kitesurf spot in Mauritius, then the information below is for you.

Without a doubt, Le Morne is the capital of surf & kitesurf in Mauritius. This is a peninsulai in the South western end of the island. Cherry on the cake, this is where the famous and iconic underwater waterfall is, between the famous One Eye & Manawa. Now you now. From there, it will only get better for you.

 

Mauritius & Kitesurf: a heaven for kitesurfers in the Indian Ocean – Africa’s best spot
Le Morne surf and kite surf spot. Photo of Le Morne. One eye and Manawa surf spot

Surf Spots

  • Le Morne – Manawa, South West
  • Le Morne – One Eye, South West
  • Le Morne – Public Beach, South West
  • Grand Sancho, South
  • Petit Sancho, South
  • Riviere des Galets, South
  • Souillac/Telfair, South
  • Blue Bay, South East
  • Bernache, North
  • Tamarin – The Bay, West
  • Tamarin – Dal, West
  • Tamarin – Black Rock, West

KiteSurf Spots

  • Le Morne – One Eye, South West
  • Le Monre – Kitesurf lagoon, South West
  • Le Morne, La Pointe, South West
  • La Prairie, South
  • Bel Ombre, South
  • Pointe d’Esny, South East
  • Ile aux Cerfs, East
  • Anse La raie, North
  • Cap Malheureux, North
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Le Morne: the most familiar kitesurf spot in Mauritius

Let’s start with Le Morne, which has become the go-to place for surfers and kitesurfers who visit Mauritius. Located in the south of the island, Le Morne Cultural Landscape is UNESCO World Heritage site, with breath-taking beaches, lagoons and scenery. It is an ideal place for beginners as well as advanced kitesurfers. Its lagoons are versatile, which gives the possibility to practise jumps, getting thrilling air times, and even showing off your back mobes, if you wish!  The most popular sport in Le Morne is the public beach, which is a great spot for experienced surfers. There is also a quieter spot nestled just off the coast of Le Morne Village, which is colloquially known as Lover’s Point (Pointe d’Amour): it is a must for kitesurfers.

 

La Baie: fun spot for surfers in Tamarin

Tamarin, which is located in the Black River District, has a great beach and sea for all surfers. It is an ideal spot to surf at during weekdays, as it is not as crowded as during the weekends. It is a surf break, so you will be able to get some pretty decent barrels for your tube rides. La Baie is not an ideal spot for kitesurfing owing to its moderate winds.

 

Bel Ombre: tropical and contemporary, excellent for kitesurfers

Alright, Le Morne is a great kitesurf spot, but it’s not the be-all-and-end-all of kitesurfing spots in Mauritius.  Bel Ombre, which is also located in the southern region of Mauritius, is an ideal place for intermediate to advanced kitesurfers. The main reason for this is that the winds can be quite challenging closer to the shore. The winds steady out the further you get from the shore though. If you’re thinking of going there for a dawn patrol, be sure to get your fix of electrolytes and caffeine beforehand! Unlike Le Morne, Bel Ombre has quite a bit of commercial facilities such as restaurants and hotels. One the major advantages of Bel Ombre Beach is that it is not overpopulated with kite-aficionados. You’ll be able to kitesurf and surf without any kooks interfering with your skills there.

 

Anse La Raie is also worth a trip!

Let’s move to the North of the island, towards Anse La Raie Beach in Rivière du Rempart. Anse La Raie translates to “Cove of the Manta Ray”. Poetic name, right? You can almost picture the creatures gliding in the scintillating blue waters. Have no fear though, no manta rays will get in the way of your kitesurfing antics there. The winds there can be irregular, as it is way out of reach of the famous South-East Trade winds, but Anse La Raie is a decent spot for advanced surfers.

Surf Quality  &  Wave Quality

Le Morne – One Eye & Morne Right

SURF SPOT QUALITY

  • Wave quality – World Class
  • Experience – Experienced surfers
  • Frequency – Regular

WAVE

  • Type – Reef/coral
  • Direction- Left
  • Bottom – Reef (coral, sharp rocks )
  • Power – Hollow, Fast, Powerful
  • Normal length – Short (< 50m)
Le Morne – Manawa

SURF SPOT QUALITY

  • Wave quality – World Class
  • Experience – Experienced surfers
  • Frequency – Regular

WAVE

  • Type – Reef/coral
  • Direction- Left
  • Bottom – Reef (coral, sharp rocks)
  • Power – Hollow, Fast, Powerful
  • Normal length – Short (< 50m)
Le Morne – Public beach

SURF SPOT QUALITY

  • Wave quality – Regional
  • Experience – Experienced surfers
  • Frequency – Regular

WAVE

  • Type – Reef/coral
  • Direction- Right & Left
  • Bottom – Reef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
  • Power – Hollow
  • Normal length – Normal (50 to 150m)
Grand Sancho

SURF SPOT QUALITY
Wave quality – Regional Classic
Experience – Experienced surfers
Frequency – Regular

WAVE
TypeReef – coral
Direction – Right and left
Bottom – Reef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Power – Hollow, Powerful, Fun, Powerless
Normal length – Short (< 50m)

Riviere des Galets

SURF SPOT QUALITY
Wave quality – Normal
Experience – All surfers
Frequency – Regular

WAVE
Type – Rivermouth
Direction – Right and left
Bottom – Sandy to rocky
Power – Ordinary & Fun
Normal length Short 50m

The Bay – Tamarin 

One of the most popular spots among locals & visitors

SURF SPOT QUALITY
Wave quality – Normal
Experience – All surfers
Frequency – Regular

WAVE
Type – Beach-break
Direction – Right and left
Bottom – Sandy with rock
Power – Ordinary, Fun
Normal length – Short (< 50m)

Black Rocks – Tamarin

Walk north on the beach from the left at Tamarin, cross the river, just walk out front of it. Attracts a crowd of intermediate surfers

SURF SPOT QUALITY
Wave quality – World Class
Experience – Experienced surfers
Frequency – Regular

WAVE
TypeReef – rocky
Direction – Right
Bottom – Reef (coral, sharp rocks etc..)
Power – Hollow to Powerful
Normal length – Normal (50 to 150m)

Dal – Tamarin 

SURF SPOT QUALITY
Wave quality – World Class
Experience – Experienced surfers
Frequency – Regular

WAVE
Type – Reef-coral
Direction – Left
Bottom – Sandy
Power – Hollow, Fun, Powerless
Normal length – Normal (50 to 150m)

KiteSurf Spots

Kitesurf Lagoon – Le Morne
La Pointe – Le Morne
One Eye – Le Morne
Bel Ombre
La Prairie
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