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Le Morne

Le Morne

Black River, Mauritius

Kitesurf

Mauritius is an island in the southwest of the Indian Ocean. Also known as Beach Island, it's a paradise surrounded by blue crystal clear lagoons that are protected by coral reefs. The Le Morne Brabant peninsula, at the most south westerly point of the island is gaining popularity and is the main place to surf on the island. The steep monolith causes the wind to accelerate and become more intense, both in strength and regularity.

The reef, which is 600 metres from the shore forms a lagoon that is perfect for beginners as well as more experienced riders and freestylers that want flat water or choppy conditions. Depending on the tide, small waves occasionally form behind the reef but for those that are looking for real waves, you have the option of going to One Eye or Manawa which are a few kilometres offshore. Flights from Dubai, Qatar and Johannesburg go to the Seewoosagur Ramgoolam International Airport, better known as the SSR Airport. From there you can get a taxi or the bus, however, most accommodations organise airport transfers.

Conditions

Flat water or choppy conditions from the shore to the reef with a sandy seabed and a water depth of between one and three metres. Behind the reef, which is about 600 metres from the shore, you’ll find waves – the size depends on the tide. You’ll find bigger waves out at Manawa and above all, One Eye, where it’s only recommended for experienced kiters as the waves break over a shallow rocky reef. The Brabant monolith causes the wind to accelerate. It stays consistent and is SW, usually between 15 and 27 knots in the winter months from May to October which is when the tide is highest. From December to April, the wind usually blows between 10 and 21 knots.
Optimal Conditions
  • Type
    Waves, Freeride, Race
  • Wind
    SE
  • Tide
    High
  • Bottom
    Sand, reef
  • Time of year
    From May to October
Suggested Spots
  • 2483 km from Le Morne Paje - Zanzibar, Tanzania
  • 4091 km from Le Morne Bloubergstrand - Cape Town, South Africa
  • 5898 km from Le Morne Woodman Point - Perth - West Australia, Australia
  • 7311 km from Le Morne Xiuying - Haikou - Hainan, China