5 great spots for kitesurfing in Mauritius

Kitesurfing season in Mauritius

Well known for its surreal crystal-clear, reef-protected lagoons and dramatic landscape, this tropical paradise Mauritius boasts some of the best kitesurfing conditions in the world. Even if you do come at another time of year when the wind is slightly more unpredictable, there are so many other exciting water-based activities to do on days that aren’t windy, such as kayaking and stand up paddleboarding (SUP).


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Kitesurf season in Mauritius starts in April and goes all the way to the end of November. It is winter season in Mauritius with the South-East winds consistently blowing which makes it the best time to come if you are planning kitesurfing holidays in Mauritius.

During the hottest months, December till about March, the strong winds drop off but still have a consistent breeze coming from South-East. Here are the five best kitesurfing spots in Mauritius.


  1. Le Morne

Le Morne is situated on the island’s southwest coast. This incredible spot allows kitesurfers to ride the wind and waves alongside a UNESCO World Heritage Site-Le Morne Brabant Mountain, which is one of the best places to visit in Mauritius.

Protected by the reef, this renown Le Morne lagoon is ideal for beginners as well as professionals, and 600 meters from the lagoon are some of the most famed waves in the world- ‘Manawa’ and ‘One Eye’.

See also: 8 Amazing Places to Discover in the South of Mauritius


  1. Belle Mare and Palmar

These two adjoining beaches are set on the east coast of Mauritius. Belle Mare is the perfect place to go on a downwinder as the combination of flat water and waves to kite on throughout the journey, along with the crystal-clear waters will keep you mesmerized.

During the weekend, Belle Mare beach tends to get a bit crowded, which makes the practice of kite a bit complicated. It is better to go a bit further south in Palmar. Furthermore, Belle-Mare is one of the best beaches in Mauritius and there are a plethora of other activities to enjoy in the area.


  1. Bel Ombre

Bel Ombre is the ideal spot for beginners, advanced kite surfers, and freestylers. The water is choppier than down at Le Morne but can be a great way for beginners to take on their first waves.

The wind can get a bit gusty at the shore, but it gets very steady as soon as you ride a few meters away and will provide better riding conditions if coming from the east.


  1. Anse La Raie

Anse La Raie is a beautiful spot, partly open to the ocean and great for kitesurfing. Even though the wind is weaker and less stable than in the south of the island, it is a phenomenal spot for those who enjoy freestyle and freeride sessions.

It should also be avoided by the beginners during low tides as the lagoon becomes too shallow and the rocks are sticking out of the water.


  1. Poste Lafayette

The incredible Poste Lafayette is located slightly further north of Belle Mare. There is a good spot with plenty of space for launching and practicing, and due to onshore winds and lack of currents, this spot is one of the safest kitesurfing spots on the island.

This kite spot has a couple of spots where the water surface is good for a few tricks and if you watch and follow the locals, you might even discover the hidden wavy spot.


Tips if you bring your board

You can bring your kitesurfing equipment when coming to Mauritius.

Carry your harness, hook, and pad in your hand luggage. If it is too small, invest in a double board bag and pack all your gear inside. You can put some towels or a wet suit around the tip and tail of your board for protection.

To make traveling all that bit less stressful, you can book your airport transfer to cut out the uncertainty over waiting time and costs. Taxi Service Mauritius offers executive travel that is both fast and reliable.

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