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Timings : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Time Required : 1-2 hours

Entry Fee : MUR 1120 (approx.)

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Windsurfing, Mauritius Overview

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 that are safe for youngsters; Mauritius has gained popularity for water sports over the years.

Windsurfing in Mauritius

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Surf Spots in Mauritius

Le Morne
There are three major wave spots in the peninsula of Le Morne at the south-western edge of Mauritius, which has succeeded to attract the attention of windsurfers from all around the world. These spots can be categorised into the level of expertise that one needs to have before they enter the waters:
  • 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.
  • Second, comes 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.
Note: 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. It is recommended to be surfed on by professionals or experts only.

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. 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 can be relished solely by yourself.

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