Mauritius has long since established its firm position as the dream location of all kitesurfers from around the area. This is because kitesurfing is an extremely challenging sport which, on top of requiring immense muscular strength within the people who are performing the sport, calls for the weather and climatic conditions to be on their side. Flat lagoons free of boating activity and crowds are very important to avoid dangerous accidents during the manoeuvring process. However, by some means, Mauritius satisfies all demands of even the most meticulous kitesurfer starting from the largest flat-water lagoons to the protective coral reef barrier surrounding the lagoon, Mauritius has it all.
Best Spots To Kitesurf In Mauritius
1. Bel Ombre
It might surprise many to know that it is Bel Ombre which is considered one of the best spots for kitesurfing, successfully honing in all kinds of kitesurfers and freestylers from all around the world into one immaculate fishing village located in the south west of Mauritius. This entire region is divided into two major areas – one exclusive wave spot and another extensive standing range which comprises mainly of shallow grounds. These shallow areas are extremely popular among beginners who are ready to scale 20 feet before they launch themselves into the air, finding themselves forever stuck in the fraction of a second while they are parallel to the skyline of Mauritius, staring at the hues of blue above and below, before ultimately landing on water – hands still harboring a death grip on to the handle of the equipment. If you sign up for a guided kitesurfing tour through the waters of Bel Ombre under agencies like KiteGlobing, you can even sail past the lagoon and into the open sea where you can choose to be directed towards lee, where the 4-meter-high waves shroud velocity levels comparable to that of One Eye.
Palmar is one of the few kiting spots on the eastern coast of Mauritius which comprises a reasonably narrow lagoon which is rather shallow, as compared to most other kitesurfing areas in the island. Nevertheless, the vast stretch of flat water which is only ever disturbed by the onshore South Easterly winds during winters is trendy amongst advanced freestylers, and beginners, who are just discovering the pleasure of kitesurfing. Although there are rescue boats are always present somewhere around the lagoon, the spot itself is one of the safest kitesurfing areas in the entire island. If you are not satisfied with having fun taking part in jumping sessions all by yourself; there are a few good kitesurfing schools by the beach who are always willing to assign you a guide and provide you with the luxury of entering the private part of the lagoon which opens up to the sea ahead, leaving you with a larger plot of water to harness the waves in.
The best time to surf in Mauritian waters is from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM since the sky is clear and the weather is pleasant. The eateries are yet to open hence the crowd by the beach is lesser compared to the rest of the day.