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Le Morne, Mauritius

Le Morne, Mauritius
Region: Africa
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Situated off the coast of Africa, in the southwest Indian Ocean, roughly 900 kilometers (560 miles) away from Madagascar, the Republic of Mauritius is made up of several islands, mainly Mauritius, Cargados Carajos, Rodrigues and the Agalega Islands.

Mauritius Island has a lot to offer: it has a tropical climate, it is surrounded by warm waters and lagoons, it has a beautiful coral reef, and it offers exceptional conditions to passionate windsurfers and kiteboarders. If you plan on going to Mauritius to windsurf/kiteboard, here are the main things you need to know:

Le Morne is windy all year long. A few months stand out as being the windiest though. These months are June, July, August, September and October. The winds in Le Morne are trade winds that blow from the SE (that would be from left to right) at an average Force 5 speed. The wind picks up speed throughout the day; in the morning it isn’t that strong, then it picks up speed as the day progresses.

The average water temperature in the summer is of about 24°C (75°F) while the air temperature is of about 26° to 30°C (78°F to 86°F).

The current always exits the lagoon through the channel, then washes round the back of the reefs and beyond. The waves break predictably on all reefs if the swell is from the south east (the current is less powerful).

Windsurfing spots in Le Morne
The Lagoon, One Eye, Manawa, Little Reef, and the Flat Water Kite strip around the corner are the main spots to windsurf in Le Morne.

Other useful information
All types of riders will love the riding conditions Le Morne has to offer, from the novice who is just now picking up the basics up to the seasoned vet who wants to have a bit of fun.

Renting a car can prove to be a bit expensive. Gas isn’t expensive though, it’s the same as in Europe.

Finding a place to stay and finding food will not be a problem. There are plenty of resorts in Mauritius where you can stay and there are plenty of flats/apartments to rent as well. There are plenty of place to eat out and they are quite affordable. 

Club Mistral offers gear for rent and windsurfing/kiteboarding/surfing training.

Other outdoor activities
Besides windsurfing and/or kiteboarding, you can try out these other activities: surfing, cycling, sailing, paragliding, diving, and sightseeing.

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