Mauritius is surrounded with nooks and corners which paved the way for the formation of many flatwater lagoons over the years, the like of which now border the entire island. With the calm surface water over these lagoons and the routine inflow of tradewinds throughout the year, windsurfing has rightfully established itself as one of the most popular water sports of Mauritius. From one of the most dangerous critically acclaimed windsurfing spots where experts go to showcase their brilliance and talent, to the calmest waters where even young adults can feel like they are flying, Mauritius never disappoints. Everyone who visits the island and has a natural affinity towards becoming one with the turquoise blue waters below and azure skies above is expected to try their hand at windsurfing at least once during their trip.
Best Spots to Windsurfing in Mauritius
1. Le Morne
There are three major wave spots in the peninsula of Le Morne which has succeeded to attract the attention of windsurfers from all around the world and bring them to this one lagoon at the south-western edge of Mauritius. The level of expertise one can categorise these spots needs to have in windsurfing before they can enter the waters here. First comes the Little Reef, which is famous for its modest waves which reach considerable heights during favourable conditions, and are popular among casual surfers or rookies. Following that are the areas of exposed reef breaks, which are reserved for the highly experienced surfers - One Eye, and Manawa, located in front of the St. Regis Hotel and the Indian Resort and Spa, respectively. It is to be noted that these reef breaks are susceptible to swift currents and rough winds resulting in dangerously high waves during high tides, and are recommended to be surfed on by professionals or experts only.
2. Anse Le Raie
The best alternative to Le Morne in the entirety of Mauritius can be found on the extreme north of the island – all the way up in Anse Le Raie. The lagoon formed in this region is shielded by an outer reef belt which creates a 2.5 km long arc sweeping from the northern shoreline of the island. This creates a scenario where the water in the lagoon is not shallow at all but is untouched by the rough waves and fast currents approaching from the ocean far beyond. As a result, Anse Le Raie is a top-favourite location among windsurfers who are seeking a calm day out in Mauritian waters with no risk of imminent danger looming above their heads. Being a very safe location due to its surrounding geography; not many wave chasers flock to this beach. Thus, resulting in the assurance that the lagoon will become a playground you can relish solely to yourself. If you are in search of a place where you can be alone with the turquoise waters in peace, away from the buzzing crowds, Anse Le Raie is your way to go.